The New York Yankees’ passionate fan base’s faith was shaken after the team fell short of the postseason in 2023. A team accustomed to World Series titles suddenly struggled to stay competitive. At the end of the regular season, the Bombers posted an abysmal 82-80 as fans distanced themselves from the team.
For the final home game, only a handful of fans turned up at the Yankee stadium to witness their team in action. Thus, bringing them back to the stands in 2024 would be an uphill task for Hal Steinbrenner. Ahead of winter meetings, the WFAN radio host speculates on how the New York Yankees can convince fans to turn up for the 2024 season.
Big Off-Season Must For Yankees To Lure Fans Backs, Says WFAN Radio Host!
The current batch of New York Yankees does not do justice to their rich history. The franchise is built on 27 World Series titles and numerous other accolades. That charm no longer exists in this modern day and age. The Yanks’ 13-year-long championship drought says a lot about the team’s change of fortune. Moreover, after the lost 2023 season, the fans have been discouraged to buy tickets for the 2024 season. Meanwhile, winter meetings are scheduled for next week, and on the same day, Yankee’s season tickets will be put up for sale. However, WFAN radio host Keith McPherson feels the Bombers lack points to lure the fans.
Since the off-season kicked off, they have made no moves whatsoever. While rumors of Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Juan Soto, and Cody Bellinger have kept the fans hooked, the time is now to take action. “It’s time. We gotta get hyped,” said McPherson. Keith reckoned that having a big off-season is the only way to lure fans back to the Yankee stadium. Besides, the leadership group needs to come forward and take some accountability. Brian Cashman’s testy attitude would only work against the franchise. Perhaps promising words from Aaron Judge or Hal Steinbrenner would do a much better thing. They must reinstall faith amongst the supporters, or else Steinbrenner must gear up to suffer heavy losses. It would be interesting to see how Yanks managed to pull this off within a few days of time.
MLB Insider Expects Yanks To Land Two Superstars Together This Off-Season!
Meanwhile, MLB insider Jon Heyman raked up the Yankee fanbase with wild claims. He says the New York Yankees have the potential to land both Juan Soto and Cody Bellinger this off-season. Apparently, Heyman feels Soto wouldn’t sign a long-term contract and could be dealt on a one-year trade deal from the Padres. On the other hand, Cody Bellinger is a more secure and cheaper option.
“I’ve been led to believe the Yankees could conceivably do both Soto and Bellinger,” Heyman said. Whatever the Bronx Bombers plan on doing this off-season, the time is now. Before the market depletes, the Yanks must address keyholes and at least secure big names before it’s too late. The next few weeks are crucial with respect to the Bombers’ 2024 season campaign.