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Just how good can the Yankees be?

TAMPA — It was first about Alex Rodriguez and his year-long suspension from baseball. The attention then turned to Derek Jeter and his desire to retire after the season.

There are many Yankees issues, including how effective will Dave Robertson be taking over for Mariano Rivera? How will the loss of Robinson Cano affect the offense, and the defense, in the infield? Do the Yankees have enough depth in the rotation and the bullpen? And how will their new high-priced free agents (Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, and Brian McCann) mesh with the team?

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