Could Severino surprise? Will Pineda finally flash and learn to put hitters away? Is Tanaka fit and ready to be a beast for the season ? Will Montgomery become the lefty starter midseason ?
Yanks are loaded with position guys. The number of prospects is dream like. The odds are that they hit big with some of these guys. Can't remember such depth of talent. The second line of studs looks interesting too McKinney, Wade Sheffield.
If they could just trade some of the holdover veterans and kick up the youth movement this could be a very exciting team. Imagine when Rutherford gets here. Baby Bombers
Especially now that there is a shot he may be up this year.
this sobering reality : do they have enough guys who can pitch effectively for 150[-175 innings? They have guys that can reach that total , but will they be effective ? If so they have a chance to be great .
Another concern is they aren't particularly strong defensively down the middle. Sanchez throws out 40% of would-be base stealers but he boxes around too many balls. He also alarmingly completely fans on fastballs up and in. Needs to get better receiving . The DP combination. Is not strong defensively & in Center Ellsbury has a penchant for making easy catches look difficult. In fact, Gardner should be playing there . However the contact wins out.
But, I agree, there is much grounds for optimism .
Judge is starting in RF opening day and not Aaron Hicks