At 38-31, the New York Yankees have gotten lucky so far this season. Not often does a ragtag group of veterans past their respective primes come together to win ballgames like they did for the Yankees in April and May.
Unfortunately, June has not been as kind. The team is 7-8 this month after finishing a brutal West Coast trip that saw them go 4-6. A sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics was tough to swallow, but losing a series (2-1) to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim should not sit well with the club.
Disappointment seems to be a trend with the Yankees over the past month or so, but there are some players who have been disappointing since early on. Many of these players have been given countless chances to succeed, but their inconsistencies have prevented them from playing well.
Picking just 10 disappointments for the Yankees was actually pretty difficult. There are multiple players who could qualify as disappointments that did not make the cut.
Being a disappointment for this slideshow hinges on a few different things. On-field production is obviously a key component, as are health and reliability. This list was constructed with those criteria in mind.
*Note: Alex Rodriguez is not included in the upcoming slides. He's deserving of an article all his own.