The hitting will come around. A little warm weather perhaps. But more importantly, Victorino pressure back in the lineup (and to a lesser extent, Middlebrooks). I put my chips on a surge as soon as Sugar Shane is back up. In any case, Hard to be too concerned about the offensive scuffling. I chalk it up to Just One of Those Weird Baseball Mojo Things.
But, beyond the slumbering lumber, there are other aspects of this start that are actually extremely exciting:
Right now we have three hosses working in the rotation in Lester, Lackey and Peavey. Peavey is a really pleasant surprise (maybe that hunting knife cut the Washed-Up portion of his pitching hand out). And Buchholz looks like he is slowly rounding into form. This is a heck of a rotation going forward. And, at the end of the day, this may be the single most important element in a playoff ball club.
JBJ is a bonafide major leaguer, and Xander is indeed all-star calibre.
Sizemore is indeed Grady Sizemore.
These were the big ??s going into the season and the early returns are positive.
I am feeling good.
The only thing that I am "concerned" about is the fact that Tanaka really is the real deal, so the Yankees are the Yankees again. Other than that, I FEEL GOOD (I knew that I would).