Going into this spring, the New York Yankees knew that they would have to replace a large amount of production after the departures of Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez, Rafael Soriano and others.
The Yankees have therefor started relying on players such as Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira to shoulder more of the load, as well as expect minor leaguers and new faces to step in and produce.
This has led to a great deal of disappointment this preseason in New York.
We are about halfway through spring training and the Yankees seem to have more holes than they did in mid-February.
Their deficiencies are so profound that general manager Brian Cashman has reportedly contacted Chipper Jones, Derek Lee and Scott Rolen to lure them out of retirement.
Such drastic measures have become necessary due to disappointments within the organization. Ahead is a list of the top five disappointments at the Yankees' spring training this preseason.