Do the New York Yankees Have the Hitting to get back to the World Series?

The New York Yankees have been the most successful baseball franchise in history. They have been in twice as many World Series (40) as the next MLB team, they have won the World Series more than twice as many times as any other MLB team, (27 for New York and 11 for St. Louis), and they have won nearly three times as many pennants (40) as any other MLB baseball team. They have also been a favorite of those who bet on baseball anywhere in the world, because they have been so consistent. Live Bets is a trusted source for betting odds in Canada sees lots of activities around the Yankees games throughout the MLB season.

The NY Yankees have a reputation for always being competitive and winning. Through the decades, they have fielded some of the greatest teams whose players fill the Baseball Hall of Fame and own many of the greatest records ever achieved in the sport.

As recently as the early 2006, the Yankees were the elite of the American League and were hoisting trophies every year. However, their last pennant and World Series win was in 2009 and although they have had very good teams, they have not been able to get back to their former glory.

The Yankees Always Find a Way to Win

The Yankees have built their great teams by going into the marketplace and paying the highest price for the best talent. Their last great team which dominated the mid-1990s until 2009 included Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Hideki Matsui, pitchers David Cone, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and of course closer Mariano Rivera, all of whom came from other teams who would not commit to their high asking price. The Yankees added these stars to home grown superstars like Derek Jeter and built a powerhouse.

But the risk of buying high is that sometimes these stars do not pan out and you end up with players who are underperforming that you cannot sell to other teams. The Yankees had their share of these types of players including pitchers Kenny Rogers Carl Pavano, and A.J. Burnett and every day layers Jason Giambi and Jacoby Ellsbury who were signed to huge long-term deals. This combined with the ten-year contract for Alex Rodriguez which took him way past his prime saddled the Bronx Bombers with lots of dead weight and no money to replenish things. These contracts took years to clear off the books and give the Yankees a chance to compete again.

The Yankees Have the Top Two Sluggers in Baseball

Fast forward to the year 2017 and a new Yankee era began. The Yankees promoted a hard-hitting outfielder named Aaron Judge through their farm system and he delivered a rookie season hardly ever seen before. The slugger hit 56 home runs and had 124 RBIs which set the rookie records for both. He is already off to a fast start in 2018 and is projected to be a huge star. They also brought on All-star caliber catcher Gary Sanchez who contributed 33 home runs. The entire league looked at the Yankees offense and thought that they might try and potion themselves for a big free agent splash. This was proven when they made the biggest signing of the off season acquiring Giancarlo Stanton who hit 59 home runs and brought home 132 RBIs and was the NL MVP in 2017. The move was stunning and made more unbelievable because Stanton was purchased from the Florida Marlins owner Derek Jeter who I one of the greatest Yankee players in history. Jeter admitted there was a Marlins Fire sale and the Yankees agree to take on Stanton’s huge salary, so away he went. The tandem of Stanton and Jodge harkens back to the days of Mantle and Musial giving the Yankees once again the most feared middle line up in baseball.

Early 2018 has been a period of adjustment and settling in. Stanton started off hot and then went ice cold and Judge went in the opposite direction while Sanchez is also not hitting at his potential. But there is reason to believe that all three will get in the groove and when this happens there is simply no team that can match their firepower.

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