New York Yankees: Baseball is Back; What it Means

Steinbrenner Field, New York Yankees. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Steinbrenner Field, New York Yankees. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The 2020 MLB season is something many (including myself) thought wouldn’t happen, but now it’s going to, and here’s what it means for the New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees will enter the 2020 MLB season as the co-favorites to win the World Series, alongside the Los Angeles Dodgers. We already knew this would be the case should the season be played, but that seemed to be a big if with the MLB and MLBPA not seeing eye-to-eye.

The good news is, that is behind us now and the 2020 MLB season will start in less than a month. This means that the Yankees will have the opportunity to see one of their biggest free-agent signings in recent memory (Gerrit Cole) get the chance to help them win another World Series.

The 2010s were the first decade since the 1910s, that the Yankees failed to win an American League Pennant and the first decade since the 1980s that they failed to win a World Series. In 2020 they will have their best opportunity since 2009, to do both of these things for the first time since then.

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The question is; will they be able to stay mostly healthy unlike 2019 and the start to their 2020 season?

The Yankees played hardly any games in 2019 with a fully healthy roster, and in 2020 they won’t play a single game with a fully healthy roster due to the fact that Luis Severino will be out for the season as he continues to recover from Tommy John Surgery.

Because Severino is out for the season, and the situation surrounding Domingo German is still a big question mark, the Yankees will likely experiment with several rotations, but they’ll have to figure it out sooner than later seeing the season is 60 games, rather than 162.

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This season isn’t what we would’ve preferred, but it’s certainly better than no season at all. So now we’ll have to wait and see if the Yankees will be able to live up to their potential.