The grass has been cut, the infield raked and the New York Yankees are just about ready to head south for what’s left of a brutal, unforgiving winter. Spring training is nearly upon us, and a new era will officially begin on Feb. 20, when pitchers and catchers report for work at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Welcome to Yankees baseball A.D.—After Derek.

Yes, it’s true: Derek Jeter is gone, Alex Rodriguez is back and somewhere, Yankees haters are rejoicing.

But the Yankees didn’t go into hibernation this winter. They’ve spent the past few months recuperating and retooling and head into 2015 with a clean slate and optimistic that what ailed them during a disappointing 2014 season has been left in the past where it belongs.

“We have a lot of talent,” general manager Brian Cashman told The Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo. “Like other teams, we have some ifs. If we get good comebacks and our rotation stays healthy, if our team stays healthy, we’re a good team.”

Let’s take a look at how things are shaping up.

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