Burning Questions for Yankees in Second Half

July 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Burning Questions for Yankees in Second Half

" The strangest thing about the first half of the Yankees' season is that they finished it with the best record in baseball and a seven-game lead in a division where every team is .500 or better.

It's strange because there hasn't really been a moment of the season where it felt like the Yankees couldn't do anything wrong. They finished the first half on a 31-12 tear, but you could always find some nagging problem to be concerned about even though the end result was positive a lot more often than not.

Pointing out the Yankees flaws in the face of strong records has become something of an annual game in the last few years, likely an unavoidable byproduct of being so good for so long. When winning the World Series is the only way to put a season into the positive column, there's no point during the regular season when you're really going to feel comfortable about what's unfolding because it all feels like a prelude.

In that spirit, we've come up with a few questions to ponder as the Yankees set off on the second half of their season "

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