Boone is in his sixth season as Yankees manager. Robert Sabo for NY Post

The New York Yankees have one of the best offensive lineups in the league. Any team with Aaron Judge and Juan Soto in the squad has a lethal offense. But to add to that lethal offensive duo, the Bronx Bombers have Anthony Rizzo, Giancarlo Stanton, Alex Verdugo, and so on. If these guys manage to stay healthy for the most part of the season, they can take the NY side to their desired destination. Moreover, it has been over a decade-long wait for the New York fans to see the Yankees win a World Series or even reach the “Big Dance,” for that matter. But the current offense of the team is raising hopes for the organization and the Yankees Faithful. 

Moreover, the new superstar of the team, Juan Soto, has been enjoying a dream start to his Pinstripes journey. He has already hit seven home runs. Thanks to the Dominican superstar’s contributions, the NY side has not lost many series so far, except one against the Toronto Blue Jays, and had a tied series with the Oakland Athletics. However, the concerns have been largely about the slow start of Soto’s partner in baseball crime, Aaron Judge. Lately, Aaron Boone mentioned that the offense will become more productive as the season progresses.


Yankees Skipper Is Not Losing His Faith In The Team’s Offense

Aaron Judge, Yankees
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Generally, the New York Yankees have always been very consistent in terms of their power-hitting. Prior to the current season, the Bronx Bombers never really seemed to cease hitting home runs, even when they had disastrous seasons like last year. In 2023, they finished with an awful 82-80 record and the second-worst batting average in the league. But they have the best hitters in baseball, like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and this year, Juan Soto. When a team like the Yankees are full of best sluggers in the game, they should not have a poor home run stat. But in 2024, their home run stat is one of the worst. 

Lately, in a press conference, Aaron Boone mentioned that it is only a matter of time as some of the guys start rolling, and they will start hitting home runs in no time. The Yankees skipper said that those homers “Tend to come in bunches.” Perhaps Boone was indicating to Aaron Judge that whenever he gets into his groove, the number of homers will increase rapidly. The Yankees skipper sees no reason to be an alarm for the fans as he believes focusing on at-bats and putting themselves in a position to get those opportunities is the key. Moreover, he has hope in the team’s personnel that, over time, home runs will start coming in a good streak.

How Worse The Home Run Stat Has Been For Boone’s Team?

Juan Soto, Yankees
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According to Baseball Reference, the Yankees have hit 27 home runs after 26 games in the ongoing season. That is not too bad. But compared to the previous seasons, it is a little bit alarming for sure. Currently, the NY side ranks 5th in the American League on the home run list.

In 2021, the 27-time World Series champions had hit 36 homers after the first 26 games. Even last year, despite injury issues and stuff like that, they managed to hit 34 home runs after 26 outings. Albeit, Aaron Boone is not losing hopes, the numbers do tell a different story.

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