Yankees among World Series favourites, but new addition Stanton isn't looking ahead

Despite what the calendar says, I'm pretty sure it's still winter here in the Northeast but the Major League Baseball season does officially begin Thursday.

Adidas announced this week a multiyear partnership with 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) Rookie of the Year outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. "We're a good team and people know that, so they're going to be coming after us, and we're going to go after them, and that's how it's going to be". Sign up to our free newsletter to get premium Yankees content straight to your email.

The Yankees rumors have been swirling all offseason and with Opening Day being tomorrow, the New York Yankees are making headlines again. In 2014 season Marcus Thames was then named the hitting coach for the Double-A Trenton Thunder.

The Yankees also make other teams better. Pentland's assistant hitting coach Alan Cockrell was given the job, and Thames was called upon to be his assistant for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

A season that will include games in Mexico and Puerto Rico is set to start. The team was irrelevant, lacked a star attraction (Brett Gardner led position players with just 3.4 WAR, the lowest team-leading figure since the 1981 strike season) and home attendance plummeted to its lowest figure in almost two decades.

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While this day often brings optimism that sometimes isn't warranted, there is reason to expect big things from both of New York's baseball teams. Hemming and hawing signals to players that their organization doesn't have full confidence in their abilities, and using it as cover to manipulate service time accomplishes far less than the ledger sheet might indicate. After his playing days were over he transitioned into becoming a coach for numerous teams in the Yankees minor leagues system.

Aaron Boone is a rookie coach with a ton of expectations on his shoulders.

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The hype around the 2018 Yankees is at a fever pitch not seen and heard since probably 2010, when they were defending World Series champions and considered a strong favorite to repeat (they lost to the Rangers in the ALCS that year). Both lineups are anchored by power-hitters who embrace the current fashion of employing an upper cut swing to loft balls out of the park, strikeouts be damned. There's 24 guys behind him, willing to help him out. The key will be finding ways to stay loose as the season goes on.

The Yankees also got excellent production from youngsters Miguel Andujar, who had four homers and 10 RBI, and Billy McKinney, who had five home runs and 13 RBI.

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