Yankees Face Uncertainty
The Yankees showed late last year the power of their youth. After thinning out the heard and releasing a handful of veterans the Yankees embraced the power of their rich and deep farm system. The Yankees figure to be one of the very best teams in baseball once the young stars take flight. Until then the Yankees seem destined to struggle with mediocrity. New York already had questions about their rotation before ace Masahiro Tanaka was shelled by the Rays on opening day, and the rotation has been inconsistent since then. The Yankees have one of the best tandem relief options with Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, but need to be in the game for them to be effective.
The offense that was on display late last season has been seen in glimpses this year. However, with an unfortunate injury to star slugger Gary Sanchez the Bombers could be without one of their most vital pieces for an extended period of time. With First Baseman Greg Bird on the shelf as well, the Yankees may have to wait a little longer for their young stars to become superstars.
The Yankees will be a team to beat. Whether it’s this year, or another year down the line is still anyone’s guess.