Yankees are leaving many with an optimistic feeling

I know it’s only Spring Training, and these games don’t count for diddly-squat.

But is anyone else feeling somewhat optimistic about the New York Yankees after they won their sixth straight Spring Training game, this time against the Baltimore Orioles?

I mean, the starting rotation competition is everything a fan could have dreamed of. Luis CessaBryan MitchellLuis SeverinoAdam Warren and Chad Green are making it a difficult decision for Joe Girardi.  It’s almost a shame that the losers are going to the bullpen because with the way they’ve been pitching, they all deserve a spot in the starting rotation.

Then there’s the kids. Clint FrazierGreg BirdGary SanchezAaron Judge and Miguel Andujar continue to remind Yankees fans what the future will look like. Bird looks as if the shoulder isn’t bothering him, Sanchez still has a cannon for an arm and Judge seems to have cut back on the strikeouts. Watching them play gives you a sense of excitement. It’s not hard to believe that in a few years the Yankees could have a legitimate World Series contending team.

Of course, we can’t forget the veterans. Matt Holliday has turned out to be a very good signing–as long as he can stay healthy, Jacoby Ellsbury has come to camp with something to prove, Didi Gregorius looked very good in the few short games he was at camp, and Brett Gardner is quietly having a good Spring.

The Yankees nowadays are bringing back the buzz that was missing during the Yankees postseason-less drought. But this year the Yankees hope they can finally end their drought and make a long postseason run.

Before camp began, I was skeptical that a postseason run could happen. But if the veterans and kids click together and become a 25-man wrecking crew, the American League East might have to watch their backs.

The Yankees are coming, and this time it doesn’t appear as if they’re going away.

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5 Responses to Yankees are leaving many with an optimistic feeling

  1. buckeyeballs says:

    Let's not get crazy about a few early and meaningless pre season games. I get the "hope springs eternal" thing but last nights' oriole lineup had no major leaguers in it. The red sox are stacked and the rays are a lot better this year. And the O's have a better line up and the Jays a better rotation than we do. Playing 500 in the 78 division games will be a challenge this year. Anything can happen but odds are greater for a 4th or 5th place finish than winning this division

  2. ERIC PELLIS says:

    Pitching? Pitching? Pitching? There starting pitching is not playoff caliber. The Yanks will suffer this season for one reason, they do not play the players that are best for the team, they go by contracts! As long as Pineda, CC, Headley, Gardner, and Ellsbury are getting significate playing time than there is no discussion on contending. This season is about developing the young kids they have and than bringing more up once they fall out of contention.

    • buckeyeballs says:

      agree with eric-best result is 6 or 7 young guys emerge and give us a core such that we only need a free agent or 2-not several

    • Celerino says:

      Nobody is going to confuse this team with the '98 Yanks, but they are not far from being playoff contenders. They won 84 games with Tex and Arod hitting 200. Holiday and Bird don't have to do all that much to be an upgrade. 90 wins is enough to make the playoffs and that number is within reach.

  3. Gary says:

    Aren't the young kids what we've been hoping for the last few seasons. I don't know about you, but i'm psyched. Can't wait to see what the future brings..Go Bombers.

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