New York Yankees, hungry for a championship title since 2009, built a strong lineup for the 2023 season after a good offseason.
New York Yankees and fans have waited long enough to witness their team hold a championship trophy in MLB. However, Houston Astros yet again shattered the New Yorkers’ dream after defeating the Bombers in the ALCS in 2022. Hence, the Yankees front office came out this off-season with a mission to build the strongest bullpen in the whole of the 2023 Major League Baseball season.
Meanwhile, according to the MLB analysts, the Yankees have successfully executed their plan and built a strong bullpen for the 2023 season. Brian Cashman and co. have stayed extremely active this offseason. They targeted the best fit players for their lineup. Moreover, the huge load of financial backup is helping the Yankees big time.
Carlos Rodon Could Be The Best Thing To Ever Happen For The Bronx Bombers
Former White Sox pitcher, Carlos Rodon, entered the free agent market in the 2022 offseason. The southpaw was a hot pick in the trade window. Moreover, Yankee’s competitors were ready to offer big bucks to the pitcher. However, the Yankee front office had a clear plan for Rodon. They wanted him in at any cost. And for that, the bombers let Andrew Benintendi leave, and his departure left a major loophole in the near perfect Yankee bullpen.
Eventually, the Yankees reached an agreement with the left-handed pitcher and acquired him for a six-year deal. The 30-year-old Carlos Rodon will earn $162 million from the Bronx Bombers. Meanwhile, according to the MLB analysts, the Yankee front office has made the best decision by bringing in Rodon to their lineup. He will is the best fit to lead the pitching duties.
“The Yankees bringing in Rodon, that probably gives them an advantage in the starting rotation”
Can 2023 Finally Be The Jinx Breaking Year For The Yankees?
The New York Yankee front office made strong moves this off-season. They almost lost their skipper, Aaron Judge to the Giants. However, thanks to the last-minute intervention by the club owner, who made Judge stay. Moreover, Hal Steinbrenner offered Aaron as much money as required as they wanted him to don the pinstripe jersey at any cost. At last, Judge chose to stay with Bomber for the next nine years with a $360 million contract.
New York Yankees have been awaiting a championship title since 2009. Every year, the Houston Astron edge past them in the ALCS. However, this year, the Yankee bullpen looks strong enough to give Astros a run for their money finally. With Aaron and Rodon leading the team, Anthony Rizzo and Tommy Kahnle will portray the perfect supporting roles. However, the only thing the Bombers lack this season is a left-field option. After they let Andrew leave, the bombers fail to acquire Bryan Reynolds and will have to make internal adjustments.