What to expect from the 2018 Yankees

Micky On Sports
Mar 16, 2018 · 4 min read
Yankees Spring Training

The Yankees had a great year in 2017 — making it all the way to the ALCS, a great accomplishment, beating the Indians in the division series (quarter-finals) who all though aren’t the same team/aren’t as good as how the played the cubs in the 2016 world series (that world series went all the way to the seventh game and then went into extra innings and then a rain delay, and then the Cubs finally won, only after the Indians scored a two-run homer in the bottom of the and 8th tie the game up, because they were trailing 6–4. In the top of the tenth, the Cubs scored two runs, in the bottom of the tenth, the Indians scored one but couldn’t score a second, and the final score came out 8–7, Cubs win.), the Indians are still a very good team.

They then came to lose to the Houston Astros in the ALCS, (American League Championchip Series, semi-finals) in another game 7- tight loose, in the last game of the series, and went home, and saw a very good World Series, but in the end, the Indians won it all.

They now come into the 2018 series with hope, that after the 2017 upset, they can win, or at least get to, the World Series this year. They took Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. Stanton was the best in most peoples opinion, and the Marlins now have what is most likely to be the two biggest home run sluggers for the year. Judge and Stanton both made to the 2017 home run derby, (a contest in which the best home run sluggers have a chance to play each other, (each player gets his own 5 minutes) and the player with the most home runs at the end wins)and Arron Judge and Stanton had one of the biggest and best rounds in the derby. They both drove home runs so deep so that they almost hit the roof, and they hit the glass windows. (Marlins Park, where the home run derby was, had a cover for cold weather. Arron Judge ended up beating Stanton in extra time, and he also ended the derby going home with a winners trophy.

This year, the Yankees are predicted to win the World Series by some people. By most people, they’re predicted to at least make the playoffs. Joe Girardi, the Yankees former manager, had decided to leave the Yankees. The Yankees got Aron Boone. “I’m consumed with the job, and being great at it, and just hopefully impacting our guys that allow us to take another step as a club and ultimately become a championchip club” Boone said.

The Yankees schedule doesn’t look very hard at all, but they’re playing the Houston Astros in a 4-game-set, the team that beat them in the ALCS and, the one other challenge could be against the Nationals. Really, except for the Nats and the Astros, the other teams that they play shouldn’t be too hard, like the Rays, and the Blue Jays, and the Orioles. The Yankees could easily dominate the season, but only if they go the way that they hope to.

Subway Series

Most times for 4 games, sometimes 3, New York baseball and New York baseball play each other. What does that mean? It’s the Mets vs. Yankees classic everybody-wants to-go Subway Series. Does it not ring a bell? Every Baseball season, the two New York teams, the Mets and Yankees, get together and play a 4 game series against each other. Most families have parts that like the Yankees, and parts that like the mets. That’s why when the subway Series comes, tickets are very expensive. Almost Everyone in New York who likes baseball wants to go. They get to watch their own team no matter which one it usually is — the Mets, or the Yankees. It’s called the Subway Series because it’s New York against New York, and the Subway is one of the things New York is famous for. The Subway. Also, a lot of fans get to the games — either stadium, using the subway.

The Subway Track near Citi Field
The Subway track near Yankee Stadium

The Yankees could be one of the best teams in baseball. Their grade from 1–10 is a little bit bigger than an 8, but not completely reaching the 9, so it would be around an 8.5.

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