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The biggest challenge the Yankees may face in a short season

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The levee broke over the weekend. Team owners rejected the MLBPA’s latest proposal, and then accused the players of negotiating in bad faith. The union, finally fed up with the gaslighting and stall tactics, essentially petitioned Rob Manfred to unilaterally impose a short season. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:

What’s the biggest challenge the Yankees may face in a short season?

In the event of an abbreviated season, somewhere between 48 and 59 games, the Yankees will have no shortage of challenges. They will have to juggle the health of Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks, knowing that any setbacks would put their seasons in jeopardy. How about Gerrit Cole? The club will have to choose how far they’re willing to push their ace. Several players will hit free agency at year’s end, including DJ LeMahieu, Masahiro Tanaka, and James Paxton. Plus, J.A. Happ’s contract features a vesting option. On top of all that, there will be a different league, new rivals, and an overhauled coaching staff. Head over to the FanPost section and submit your answer. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.

How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.

Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (June 19) for your post to be considered.