There's reason for optimism, of course, since they've added key players like Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and Masahiro Tanaka. But they also lost Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez.
If their entire team stays healthy and they play to their full potential, it would be no surprise if they were in contention. But Teixeira is looking for more than that:
The Yankees finished 12 games behind the Red Sox last year, in 4th place in the AL East. They were 6 games behind the Rays and Rangers for the final playoff spot in the AL.
Do you think the Yankees have what it takes to compete this year?