With the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton this off season, the Yankees definitely look like the team to beat in 2018. This thunderous bat will be added to an already talented and young team who were on the verge of making the World Series this year. I wouldn’t doubt if they brought home the Commissioner’s Trophy next season.
The 2017 National League MVP will be paired up with rookie sensation Aaron Judge who hit 52 home runs for the pinstripes this year. Along with the power hitting Gary Sanchez, we can only estimate how many long balls will be hit by this trio.
This team can be compared to the Oakland A’s teams of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Led by the bash brothers Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, they went to three consecutive World Series, winning one in 1989. This power hitting duo awed the entire MLB and now Stanton and Judge can follow in their footsteps.
Not often do two players capable of hitting 50 home runs get to join forces on the same team. This will be a joy for baseball fans everywhere to watch this unit hit balls farther and higher then most men are able.
Not only will this bring excitement to Major League Baseball, but the Yankees became a literal threat once again and now might be the favorite to win the World Series. Many believe, and so do I, that the Yankees young core overachieved this season and making it one game away from reaching the World Series was an accomplishment itself.
With another year of experience for these young players and the addition of a superstar talent there is a highly probable chance that the Yankees will be able to win the World Series in 2018.
It will be a thrill to watch the Yankees next season. The team that hit the long ball most last year will most likely repeat this year. Imagine it now. Moon shot after moon shot as they slug themselves to a title. Now that is baseball we will all love to watch.