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New York Yankees

2011: 97-65, 1st place (lost to Detroit in division series).

Manager: Joe Girardi (4th season).

He’s Here: LHP Andy Pettitte, RHP Michael Pineda, RHP Hiroki Kuroda, DH Raul Ibanez.

He’s Outta There: C Jorge Posada, RHP A.J. Burnett, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Aaron Laffey, C Jesus Montero.

Projected Lineup: SS Derek Jeter (.297, 6 HRs, 61 RBIs, 16 SB, .355 OBP, 84 runs), CF Curtis Granderson (.262, 41, AL-best 119 RBIs, 25 SB, AL-best 136 runs), 2B Robinson Cano (.302, 28, 118, 104 runs), 3B Alex Rodriguez (.276, 16, 62 in 99 games), 1B Mark Teixeira (.248, 39, 111), DH Raul Ibanez (.245, 20, 84, .419 slugging percentage for Philadelphia) or Andruw Jones (.247, 13, 33), C Russell Martin (.237, 18, 65), RF Nick Swisher (.260, 23, 85), LF Brett Gardner (.259, 7, 36, AL high-tying 49 SB).

Rotation: LH CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.00 ERA, 237 1-3 IP, 230 Ks), RH Michael Pineda (9-10, 3.74, 171, 173 Ks for Seattle), RH Hiroki Kuroda (13-16, 3.07, 202, 161 Ks for Los Angeles Dodgers), Freddy Garcia (12-8, 3.62 ERA), RH Phil Hughes (5-5, 5.79), RH Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70), LH Andy Pettitte (14-8, 4.16, 194 2-3 IP in 2010).

Key Relievers: RH Mariano Rivera (1-2, 1.91 ERA, 44 saves in 49 chance, 60Ks in 61 1-3 IP), RH David Robertson (4-0, 1 save, 1.08, 100 Ks in 66 2-3 IP), Rafael Soriano (2-3, 4.12), LH Boone Logan (5-3, 3.46, 41 2-3 IP), RH Joba Chamberlain (2-0, 2.83 in 27 games before elbow surgery).

Tampa Bay Rays

2011: 91-71, 2nd place, AL wild card (lost to Texas in division series).

Manager: Joe Maddon (7th season).

He’s Here: 1B Carlos Pena, OF Luke Scott, RHP Burke Badenhop, RHP Fernando Rodney, C Jose Molina, INF Jeff Keppinger.

He’s Outta There: DH/OF Johnny Damon, C Kelly Shoppach, C John Jaso, 1B Casey Kotchman, 1B Dan Johnson, OF Justin Ruggiano, RHP Juan Cruz, RHP Andy Sonnanstine.

Projected Lineup: LF Desmond Jennings (.259, 10, 25, 20 SB in 63 games), CF B.J. Upton (.243, 23, 81, 36 SB), 2B Ben Zobrist (.269, 20, 91), 3B Evan Longoria (.244, 31, 99), 1B Carlos Pena (.225, 28, 80 with Chicago Cubs), DH Luke Scott (.220, 9, 22 in 64 games with Baltimore), RF Matt Joyce (.277, 19, 75), C Jose Molina (.281, 3, 15 in 55 games with Toronto), SS Sean Rodriguez (.223, 8, 36 in 131 games).

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