The AL East is already the worst pitching division in baseball, with its assortment of hitters parks and high profile free agent hitters. The New York Yankees have compounded this by making the new Yankee Stadium a hitter's paradise.
In an ideal world, the Yankees would combat this by composing a young, speedy and talent up-the-middle defense and a staff of good ground-ball inducing pitchers.
The Yankees do not have this luxury.
Instead, the Yanks have a solid but aging defense and a pitching staff that is either inexperienced or prone to the long ball.
The Yanks are going to have to find a way to support these guys, and unfortunately, the only real method they have is by hitting lots of long balls themselves.