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A-Rod sets a daily goal for the Yankees' offense; Younger fans are getting a glimpse of a struggling team and more

5 runs too many? I'll drive them in myself.
5 runs too many? I'll drive them in myself.
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New York Times | David Waldstein: Alex Rodriguez put a simple goal in place for the Yankees' offense. No matter the pitcher, the stadium, the weather conditions, or anything, the offense must score at least five runs per game in order to give the team a chance to win.

New York Post | Mike Vaccaro: Yankee fans who were too young to see the team struggle in the early nineties are now getting a glimpse of what that was like. Older fans who were around for those early struggles claim younger fans are spoiled and are letting them know exactly what it's like to deal with a struggling team.

Wall Street Journal | Jared Diamond: Chase Headley has been the obvious weak link in a underachieving Yankees offense. Upper management has noticed something in his swing rate that they hope he will take into account to rectify his situation. Though he has struggled, it's worth noting that the team's struggles cannot be solely placed on the third baseman.

CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: Three reasons why the Yankees have gotten off to a terrible start this year. Terrible might be putting it lightly as this is officially the worst April in the last 25 years. Spoiler: the offense is one of the reasons for the team struggling.

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