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The New York Yankees have been enjoying a great start to the 2024 regular season. After what happened last season, fans were hoping to see a redemption of the team. And that’s exactly what has been happening. In 2023, the Bronx Bombers could not make the postseason. They failed to do so for the first time since 2016. Moreover, the NY side finished with an awful 82-80 record and finished fourth in the American League East division. On top of that, the NY side had the second-worst batting average. They were only better than the nine-time champions, the Oakland Athletics.

If that was not enough, the Yankees had to deal with several injury issues. Clearly, they needed redemption after this terrible 2023 season. Since the last offseason, the NY side made some significant changes. Perhaps the most significant change has been the addition of Juan Soto. Clearly, he has made the biggest difference so far in the 2024 regular season. However, there have been a few other things that have been working really well for the team. 


What Have Been Some Of The Latest Takeaways For The Yankees?

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Since the start of the 2024 regular season, there have been a few concerns over the slow start of the Yankees captain. Aaron Judge was coming off a severe toe injury that turned out to be a torn ligament. Later, in the Spring Training, the 2022 AL MVP missed a few games due to an abs injury. Clearly, the Yankees captain has not been 100% healthy. However, he managed to hit a few home runs. However, the Judge did not look at his best. There were moments when the New York fans booed at him. However, slowly but steadily, Aaron Judge seems to turn things around. Lately, in the game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees captain hit his fourth home run in seven games and tenth already in the ongoing season. Clearly, the 2022 AL MVP is gradually getting back to his groove.

That’s great news for the Bronx Bombers. Moreover, the absence of the ace pitcher has been the biggest concern since the start of the 2024 regular season. Fans did not know who was the right choice to fill in for Gerrit Cole. But then Luis Gil got his big break in the starting rotation. Since then, the 25-year-old Dominican pitcher has been the most impactful starter for the Yankees. He has got the best ERA in the starting lineup. However, when Cole will return, chances are Gil will move back to the bullpen. Coming to the middle of the second month of the current season, Aaron Boone might look into how the team can get more from Gil when Cole is back.

Bronx Bombers Are Enjoying Good Vibes Around

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The other important takeaway from the Yankees campaign so far is that everybody is enjoying each other’s success. Moreover, from the skipper to the players, everybody keeps telling the media that they are enjoying the good vibe in their clubhouse. This is essential for a team that’s looking to be successful.

However, the fans have been let down so much since 2009 that it is hard to raise their hopes. But this NY side with the Judge-Soto duo and a new “Dawg” atmosphere has started the season on a very positive note. At present, the NY side looks like a serious contender for the World Series.

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