I figured why not. I know most here aren't Yankee fans. But I know there are some diehards. So, that said, what are you most looking forward to now that A-Rod wrote his ridiculous letter apology.
1.Refsnyder and Pirela competing for 2nd against Drew. Let's face it. Refsnyder sounds like a dream. He has hit at every level and wants to prove the scouts wrong for not taking him. Maybe he turns into that next guy.
2.A full season of Michael Pinetareda. I just had to. In all seriousness, he made great strides last year following Pine Gate. Can he finally stay healthy and put it all together? If he can and Tanaka doesn't have any arm trouble, they can form a solid 1-2.
3.Betances closing and Miller setting up. Imagine you have two flamethrowers who are nasty and in their prime. Enter Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. How will Betances handle closing? Is he ready? Can Miller adjust to life in the Big Apple? A great lefty/righty 1-2 punch.
4.Jersey retirements. Whether we agree or disagree with it, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettite and Jorge Posada will be honored this season. Bernie is the most deserving of the former Core members. Also, nice to see them recognize Willie Randolph. How about finally honoring other past greats such as Ron Guidry? Or is that not allowed?
5.Keep an eye on Luis Severino and Aaron Judge. Both could be call ups in August or September.
A.Who will lead the Yanks in home runs and RBI's? I'll say McCann.
B.Can Teixeira stay on the field? Short answer. No. Garrett Jones is the backup.
C.What can we expect from A-Rod? Aside from the circus, maybe 10-15 home runs if he proves capable at DH.
D.Can Beltran rebound from an injury plagued 2014? I'm gonna say yes. He hits 20 homers and knocks in 75.
E.How will new SS Didi Gregorius do? Defensively, he should be fine. Offensively, that could be a issue.
F.Can they turn around Nathan Eovaldi? I am not sure.
G.Who are potential sleepers? Bryan Mitchell, Justin Wilson and J.R. Murphy.
H.Can Austin Romine beat out J.R. Murphy for backup catcher? Possibly since he's out of options. Otherwise, he'll be traded.
I.What can Ivan Nova bring when he returns? It's iffy.
J.Does CC Sabathia have anything left? At this point, probably not. But he should be able to win 12.
Prediction: I have the Yankees penciled in for 85 wins.