8:17 AM EDT, Thu October 30, 2014

Can McCann help lead the Bombers back?

When the New York Yankees scouted Brian McCann in 2013, their greatest concern was, according to one source, the "change-ups" McCann was throwing down to second base after shoulder surgery. With his shoulder improving as that year went on, the Yankees were convinced McCann's lefty-swinging bat and his renown for handling pitchers would compensate for being worse than league average at throwing out runners. As it ended up, McCann caught base stealers at a 37 percent clip in 2014, which was the best in baseball.

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