The signing of Jorge Posada comes as a big relief for the Yanks. With Abreu and now Jorge on board, the core of a solid offense remains for next season. As it stands, this would be the 2008 starting lineup: Damon, Jeter, Abreu, Matsui, Giambi, Posada, Cano, Cabrera, and Betemit (nevermind the order, and first base/dh platoon.) The Yanks scored a league best 968 runs last season. Remove Alex’s 154 runs created entirely and you end up with 814 runs—a middle of the pack number. Throw in a rather paltry 40 for Alex’s replacement and you’re up the 854. which would trail only Boston’s and Detroit’s totals from this season. All is not lost.