Remember this article when the Yankees win in October

Remember this article when the Yankees win in October

Chris Ottaviano, Sports Editor

Pain. All I know is pain. 2018? Pain. 2019? Pain. 2020? Pain. As a Yankees fan, the last three years have been absolutely heartbreaking. Starting with the no-good, cheating, scumbag Astros in 2018 and 2019, and with the Rays becoming stars seemingly out of nowhere, the Yankees’ “Chase for 28” has been going on for far too long. 

But this season is different. This is the season that the Yankees take back their seat at the top, and a new dynasty emerges to dominate the game. 

Although this offseason seems to pale in comparison to last year when the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole to his $324,000,000 contract, the moves the Yankees made this year are nothing to turn your nose up at. The most important of these moves was the resigning of superstar DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu has been the most consistent player for the Yankees these past couple of years, with a 2020 batting average of .364. Two more unexpected signings were those of pitchers Jameson Taillon and veteran Corey Kluber. Taillon, who superstar Gerrit Cole was enthusiastic about, entered the league in 2016, but had to battle through two Tommy John surgeries as well as testicular cancer. He is hoping to prove himself as an asset to the Yankees bullpen. 

Along with these new acquisitions, the pressure is on general manager Brian Cashman and unofficial team captain Aaron Judge to deliver at least a world series appearance. This past decade was the first in over 100 years that the Yankees did not at least make it to the championship. This is not the type of performance we Yankee fans are used to. 

This is the season that the Yankees take back their seat at the top, and a new dynasty emerges to dominate the game. ”

Although we’ve had our ups and downs these past couple of seasons, this 2021 Yankees team is the one that will get it done. Major League Baseball has already predicted the Yankees to be the top dogs in the American League and with all-stars like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup, there’s no reason the Yankees can’t take home the trophy at the end of the season.