The Yankees’ first series of 2021 is now in the books, giving us our first taste of how the season might go for the Bronx Bombers. The pressure is on some players more than others to get off to a hot start, though. Aaron Judge won’t get benched if he dives into a slump. Gerrit Cole won’t get pulled from the rotation if his ERA is 10.00 by the end of April. However, other players may face more immediate consequences if the ball doesn’t roll their way.
With that in mind, here’s a FanPost Friday prompt:
Which Yankees player is most in need of a strong opening month? Why?
As always, we’re looking for more than just a simple answer of a few sentences. Flesh out your arguments to a good number of paragraphs! Why does [Player X] need to prove himself? What does he need to accomplish to do so in your eyes? Are there other players eyeing his job who could potentially do better if given the chance? There’s a lot to explore.
Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. 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 April 9th for your post to be considered.