Juan Soto

Juan Soto has been the new reason for hope of the New York Yankees. In 2023, the Bronx Bombers had been through a terrible season. It is because they could not make the postseason for the first time since 2016. Moreover, the NY side finished with an awful 82-80 record. As a result, it was the worst season in the last 30 years of franchise history. On top of that, they had the second-worst batting average in the league, only behind the nine-time champions, the Oakland Athletics. Since then, the Bronx Bombers have made some significant changes.

None more valuable than adding Juan Soto to the Yankees roster. Clearly, the Childish Bambino is a generational talent. But he really has been enjoying one of the best starts to a regular season. He seems to fit perfectly alongside Aaron Judge and Alex Verdugo. These outfielders are making the Yankees offense one of the strongest in the league this season. Moreover, Soto looks like the slugger that the NY side has been looking for forever.


Juan Soto Has Been The Showman The Yankees Have Been Looking For

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Juan Soto flip his bat after belting a solo homer in the sixth inning of the Yankees’ loss. AP

Clearly, Juan Soto has a huge fan following in the Bronx. He feels at home in New York because of the huge Dominican diaspora there. Moreover, along with Aaron Judge, he forms one of the deadliest offensive duos in baseball. Hence, the Yankees Nation can dream of winning the World Series again. Moreover, Brian Cashman said the Dominican superstar looks pretty good with the fans in the Bronx. The general manager pointed out the showman skills of Juan Soto. Clearly, the best hitter in baseball has changed the mindset of the Yankees in their clubhouse ever since he joined the franchise. That’s who the team needed for a long time. A “Generational talent” like Soto can take the team to great heights. But the question is if he will sign a long-term extension with the 27-time World Series champions. 

Nevertheless, Aaron Boone said, as per The Washington Post, “Juan Soto embodies ‘The guy who never gives at-bats away.'” Moreover, the skipper added that every time he faces a pitch, the team holds their breath a little bit. Boone said before Soto joined the team, that’s the kind of offense they wanted to be. The 25-year-old superstar is the biggest reason why the Yankees enjoyed a great start to the 2024 season. Lately, the Houston Astros, who were enjoying great success over the Yankees in the past few seasons, had lost back-to-back games against the NY side. In the last decade, it is hard to remember when was the last time, the Astros struggled so hard against the Bronx Bombers. The shift of momentum has all been because of the Childish Bambino. 

The Dominican Superstar Loves Big Moments

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According to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post, Juan Soto said that he wants to be in every time there is a big moment and a big time play. Clearly, the 2020 batting champion is the biggest reason why the NY side at present looks so superior. But even for Juan Soto the transition to the Yankees have been great because he had a tough time with the San Diego Padres in the last few years. 

He said he was struggling with his swings and then he talked to his batting coaches to fix the issue. Moreover, as a Yankee, since the Opening Day of the 2024 regular season, the Dominican superstar has looked gleefully at home. Now, what the future holds for him? Only time can tell. 

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