Yankees pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week, and so does the pressure to get back to the World Series for the first time since 2009. When you spend $324 Million on ace pitcher Gerrit Cole, there can’t be many excuses. Losing James Paxton for 3-4 months is a big loss, but one the Yankees can overcome. Yankees are loaded, and anything short of a trip to the World Series, would be considered a failure.