We’ve reached the monotonous part of spring training. The novelty of baseball being back has worn off, while Opening Day remains weeks away. The spring doldrums are for real. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun, though. To combat the fatigue, I put out a call on our social media channels asking for your boldest Yankees predictions for 2018.
A lot of you are predicting strong seasons for the Yankees. Many think the Bombers will clear the 90-win threshold. Others expect Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to hit a lot of home runs. There were a few hot takes that proved too entertaining to not share. So, in what has become a Pinstripe Alley tradition, here are your bold predictions.
Stanton breaks Bonds’ single season home run record https://t.co/h8e0HmlQFW— Alex Pelletier (@ajpell9) March 7, 2018
I, for one, support this prediction. Stanton is playing his home games at Yankee Stadium...
Gary Sanchez absolutely has the talent to do that. Gleyber Torres is off to a slow start this spring, but that could definitely happen as well.
The Yankees are going to have more than one MVP, and it will be awesome.
Both Tanaka & Sevy win 20 games.— vile_mennis (@vile_mennis) March 7, 2018
Wins aren’t the most revealing stat in the world, but having two starters win 20 games on the same staff is pretty darn impressive.
Jordan Montgomery finish 2nd in CY young behind Sevy. https://t.co/gZIH7ufqwM— Vinny Wong-Albelo (@avinny24) March 7, 2018
The pitching staff should just run the table while they’re at it.
CC Sabathia channels his inner Roger Clemens and becomes one of the oldest pitchers to win the CY Young Award, also becoming the 20th player ever to win it twice. https://t.co/4XXSTyjxgb— Matthew Garabedian (@mattgarabedian) March 7, 2018
Yes, exactly, just like that!
Yankees acquire Kershaw on July 27th for Torres Frazier Sheffield and Abreu after the Dodgers are out of due to injuries and the Giants running away with division— Zalmy (@greatstockpicks) March 7, 2018
Holy moly, now that’s a blockbuster. On the one hand, that’s a farm system gutting move. On the other hand, it is Clayton Kershaw. The date here is also oddly specific.
A strong start for Andujar allows them to package him in a deal for Machado at the deadline.— Kevin Jarzyna (@kevinjarzyna) March 7, 2018
Miguel Andujar has torn the cover off the ball in camp, endearing himself to Yankees fans. I love Manny Machado, but I don’t know how this deal will go over.
Andy Pettitte comes out of retirement, again!— Gerard Sanders (@SandersGW) March 7, 2018
Fun fact: I wrote about the five-year anniversary of Andy Pettitte coming out of retirement last March. I would very much like to do that again.
"Oh my goodness gracious! Of all the dramatic things, of all the dramatic things I've ever seen, Roger Clemens standing right in George Steinbrenner's box, announcing he is back!" https://t.co/b7tthLGdum— Vincent Di Virgilio (@VIPvinnyD) March 7, 2018
We’re just getting the band back together now.
A Yankee starter does his best David Wells impersonation...PERFECTO!— DJ Redrum (@firefuel7813) March 7, 2018
Let’s go! Baseball immortality in the Bronx is 2018 — mark it down.
Yankees get shut out on opening day and the fanbase loses its mind with "I told you so" statements about Boone.— Steve @CriticalBlast (@CBNerd) March 7, 2018
This is too true to be good.
The Wonderful Chris Carter hits more HR's than Judge— Justin (@yankees28pls) March 7, 2018
We have reached peak bleak.
162-0— Kevin Humphrey (@TheKevo23) March 7, 2018
Conversely, the Yankees may never lose again.
Please let this happen. I mean, how many home runs can the Royals possibly hit this year?
Bird, Didi, Sanchez, Judge, Sevy and Stanton. All Stars. Starters.— Drew (@DrewAbsher) March 7, 2018
Speaking of the Royals, remember when they commandeered the All-Star Game a few years ago? The Yankees should do that now. Vote early and vote often, folks.
Bold prediction, clint frazier goes shirtless at the World Series parade— Wes_wise16 (@Wes_Wise16) March 7, 2018
I asked for bold predictions. This is CLEARLY going to happen.
What do you think of these predictions? Do you have any of your own? Gaze into your crystal ball and tell us what you see in the comment section.