I finally got used to writing 2012 on checks and now I have to start writing 2013. As quick as the year passed, the Yankees have done so much during that time. Jesus Montero was swapped for Michael Pineda, Hiroki Kuroda became a Yankee, Phil Hughes rebounded, Brett Gardner and Mariano Rivera were injured for nearly a full season, David Phelps emerged with a strong 2012 in the Major Leagues, the demise of the Killer B's, Raul Ibanez became a post season hero, Nick Swisher and
Rafael Soriano Russel Martin left for the Indians and Pirates, and Kevin Youkilis and Ichiro Suzuki are now in pinstripes. What a wild season.
Throughout that time, we'e had a number of great fans come to TYA. The game threads are usually brimming with emotional high's and emotional low's. And our writers, I believe, have done some of the best Yankee analysis on the internet. Whether it's number-based or a romantic piece, I'm always proud of what our authors do at TYA, and the response by our readers is always fantastic. Thanks to everyone for a great 2012, and here's to a 2013 filled with Yankee analysis and perhaps a 28th World Championship. Happy New Year!