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Biggest weaknesses for MLB's 5 top contenders

12up Logo By Kailey Medzadourian of 12up | Slide 1 of 5: The Yankees are beset by vulnerabilities right now, from starting rotation to relievers to injured players galore, but the one weakness that sticks out the most? The Yanks can't seem to hit the ball when it counts. When the bases are loaded with two outs, the Bronx Bombers basically refuse to live up to their name. They strike out. They pop out. They blow it. If they want to have any chance of making it to the World Series for the first time since 2009, then they'll have to start hitting the ball when results are in the balance. There's just no way around it.

New York Yankees - Hitting When it Counts

The Yankees are beset by vulnerabilities right now, from starting rotation to relievers to injured players galore, but the one weakness that sticks out the most? The Yanks can't seem to hit the ball when it counts. When the bases are loaded with two outs, the Bronx Bombers basically refuse to live up to their name. They strike out. They pop out. They blow it.


If they want to have any chance of making it to the World Series for the first time since 2009, then they'll have to start hitting the ball when results are in the balance. There's just no way around it.

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