High Hopes for Yankees Start at Spring Training
How many home runs will Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton combine to hit in 2018? Will the Yankees break the all-time team HR record? Is this season World Series or bust?
Those are only a few questions surrounding the Yankees going into spring training and notice they all carry a large weight of expectation with them. Hope springs eternal for nearly every Major League Baseball franchise but even more so for the Pinstripes. After falling one game shy of the World Series last fall, the Yankees added to their embarrassment of riches when they traded for Giancarlo Stanton without dealing any top prospects to Miami.
How high are your expectations for the Yankees? It feels like anything short of a trip to the Fall Classic would be a disappointment. Maybe that's a good thing. It's a return to the late 1990's, early 2000's.
New York Newsday's Erik Bolan weighs in from spring training in Tampa: