New York Yankees: Nationals Series Preview/Predictions

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The 2020 MLB Season is FINALLY here, and it will begin with the New York Yankees facing off against the reigning World Series Champion Washington Nationals.

The MLB offseason was long, to say the least, but it’s finally over and the 2020 MLB Season will start when the New York Yankees face off with the Washington Nationals on Thursday evening. The Yankees will go to Washington to play the reigning World Series Champions for a three-game series which will undoubtedly be interesting.

The Yankees enter the season with very high hopes of not only winning the American League East and American League as a whole, but the World Series as well, and they have some great odds of doing just that.

The Yankees enter the 2020 MLB Season as the co-favorites to win the World Series, and the heavy favorites to win both the AL East and American League as a whole. Without an American League Pennant since 2009, and only three division titles since then, the Yankees have some pressure to finally turn things around.

With such high expectations, there is no better team to start the season against than the reigning World Series Champion, Washington Nationals. Although the Nationals carry the title of reigning champions, they enter the 2020 season with a much different team than their 2019 squad.

During the offseason, they lost one of their best players in Anthony Rendon who signed with the Angels, and Ryan Zimmerman decided to opt-out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With that, the Nationals’ lineup took a hit, but they’re still a rather impressive team with the lights of Juan Soto, Victor Robles, and others still calling Washington home. For that reason, plus their impressive pitching staff, the Nationals enter the season with the second-best odds to win the NL East.

So with that, let’s take a look at the New York Yankees’ opening series as they head to the nation’s capital for a showdown with the champs: