New York Yankees: 3 major storylines, notes as the Yanks head into the Opener

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By the time this article goes live, we will be just hours away from New York Yankees baseball. Another year and another year of high expectations. All season, we will have you covered, here are three early thoughts for 2019!

The New York Yankees would not be the New York Yankees without high expectations and buzz around the team. The Yankees are coming off a 100 season in which they made it to the second round of the playoffs and it could still have been considered a disappointment.

This offseason, the Yanks spent time fixing up their pitching staff. Rotation and bullpen included. They quickly realized they were not going to be able to just hit their way through the MLB Playoffs. They knew exactly what they had to do. They went out and paid Luis Severino, they went out and spent on Adam Ottavino, and went all-in on the Big Maple, James Paxton.

The Yankees might have been a premature playoff team in 2017, but that was a long time ago. I would argue that in 2019, it is World Series or bust. Not just getting there, but winning it. They have the weapons to get there and win, and then do it again down the line. However, they must get through this year first.

We all know the great things about the Yanks. The players they got this offseason. Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, and the historically winning culture. However, we must not be fooled by some of the major flaws this team has. They still have a mostly young core and place and let’s not forget this either, they still have not won anything outside of a few playoff games.

Now, I know we are all excited for baseball so I am going to get right into it, here are my top three storylines, notes, observations, whatever you want to call them for the Yankees as they prepare to open their season. Remember, what is happening in the now could impact them by the summer.