Part of the fallback of having a team with the highest payroll in baseball is that you're bound to have some players who always seem to fall short of expectations.
Granted, when critics and fans alike chime in that the entire roster is overpaid, those expectations tend to be a bit higher, especially in a market that creates as much pressure as New York.
Nevertheless, this season in particular has seen some of the Yankees' biggest stars falling short of the standards that their reputations (and paychecks) dictate. I won't name names, but let's just say one of them plays right field, one of them cost the Bombers $35 million this offseason and one of them, yes, happens to be the captain of the team.
So let's take some time to appreciate those Yankees who have pulled their weight so far this season, including a couple who may even be exceeding expectations.
All stats courtesy of www.baseball-reference.com/ and are recorded as of May 31, 2011.