At a certain point in time, spring training activity grows stale. The rush of having live baseball on TV simmers down, and then the realization that Opening Day isn’t yet around the corner settles in. In order to shake off the spring malaise, I asked our followers on social media to give us their boldest Yankees predictions.
The bold predictions post is a Pinstripe Alley tradition. You can find the installments for 2017 and 2018 here. This year has some hot takes and suggestions that will certainly get the conversation going. Just remember to be respectful when discussing or disagreeing. Thanks!
I’ll give ya 5— Jake Westwood (@TheOneWhoKnocks) March 9, 2019
- Voit leads Yankees in RBI
- Paxton is our best SP
- Torres leads the team in WAR
- Tulo plays well, moves to 3B when Didi returns
- Yankees trade Andujar for Jose Urena
It’s the final point that stands out as the boldest. The Marlins liked Andujar enough to ask for him in J.T. Realmuto trade talks. Moving the third baseman for Jose Urena, a 27-year-old starter with middling peripherals, would certainly draw a rational response around here.
Andy Pettitte went from special advisor to number three in the rotation.— Juan José (@jgazgon) March 9, 2019
Pettitte joining the rotation would mean something terrible happened. At the same time, I do love him and another comeback would be fun. Now seems like a good time to dust off this piece I wrote about his 2012 comeback season.
Yankees vs. Phillies World Series matchup— Chasen Hofmann (@ChasenHofmann) March 9, 2019
Give me the 2009 rematch. I wonder how that would end...
— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) March 9, 2019
Oh, yes, of course!
Red Sox finish in last place, 0-162.— vile_mennis (@vile_mennis) March 9, 2019
Yankees wins WS.
You just hate to see it.
DJ has a better season than Bryce Harper— knicks.forum ♂️ (@ForumKnicks) March 9, 2019
Does this mean DJ LeMahieu had a six-win season, or did Bryce Harper collapse?
Ellsbury plays more than 10 games this season— I'mNotAHRHitter (@ImNotAHRHitter) March 9, 2019
Yeah, I’m going to take the under.
98 wins, World Series champs, Judge wins MVP— Gary Sanchez's Tats (@GarysTats) March 9, 2019
Is it just me or will fans complain about only winning 98 games after a World Series victory?
Greg Bird and Luke Voit combine to hit 70 HRs.— Anthony Griff (@asgriff1418) March 9, 2019
SIGN. ME. UP. That would be completely amazing.
Luis Cessa wins 10 games as a starter— Mike Pagán (@mjpagan) March 9, 2019
But how many starts did he make?
Same as last year. 162-0— Kevin Humphrey (@TheKevo23) March 9, 2019
Now that’s a solid team goal!
How do you feel about these predictions? Have any of your own that you would like to share? Look into the future and drop your ideas in the comment section.