A-Rod opts for knee surgery. See you in mid-August. Eduardo Nunez, the likely interim third baseman, now ensures that he'll be one of the storylines of the Yankees' 2011 season.
I like Nunez. A .277 average, .317 OBP and .437 SLG per 130 plate appearances is just fine for a quasi-rookie utility infielder. Defensively, we'll see how he makes the transition to third. But Nunez performed just fine in his role filling in for Jeter.