Reality is beginning to set in for both the New York Yankees and their fans.
The combination of age and injuries has begun to push the Yankees towards their tipping point as they continue to fall in the American League East.
The fact that old players with big contracts combined with journeymen and other veteran fillers can't produce a playoff team is more evident than ever.
Although the Yankees are beginning to realize that youth is going to need to be a part of their rebuilding in the future, it has been a stubborn transition.
Outfielder Zoilo Almonte was the first player in their top batch of prospects to finally get his chance, and he has proved that it was a chance worth getting.
So let’s now check out how the other young players are doing in the system.