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Are The New York Yankees The Favorite In The AL East?

Merry Christmas! With switch-hitting 1B Mark Teixeira in the fold, the New York Yankees' line-up currently looks like this with OFers Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner, IF Cody Ransom (does it really matter?) and C Jose Molina on the bench:

1. LF Johnny Damon
2. SS Derek Jeter
3. 1B Teixeira
4. 3B Alex Rodriguez
5. DH Hideki Matsui
6. C Jorge Posada
7. CF Nick Swisher
8. 2B Robinson Cano
9. RF Xavier Nady

With a starting rotation of C.C. Sabathia, Chein-Ming Wang, A.J. Burnett, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes, is this team a 1st place team?