The New York Yankees are relying heavily on Aaron Judge and Juan Soto ahead of the new season. In 2023, the NY side had a pretty terrible season. Moreover, the offense really let them down. Several key sluggers were unable to stay healthy for most of the season. Injuries really caused the Bronx Bombers to suffer throughout the season. Eventually, the 27-time champions failed to qualify for the playoffs. Moreover, they had the second-worst batting average in the league. Only the nine-time champions, the Oakland Athletics, had it even worse than the NY side. Since then, the front office made some significant changes in the offseason.

They realized finally that it was high time to make those changes. But it won’t be too outrageous to claim that the Yankees had a pretty good offseason. They managed to sign the best hitter in baseball. Now, Juan Soto can pair up with the 2022 AL MVP. Moreover, the Aaron Judge-Juan Soto combination makes the offense really strong. It may not be very outrageous either to claim that the NY side has one of the best offensive lineups ahead of the 2024 Opening Day. But the big question is how the 27-time champions can revive the offense. 


It’s Not Just Judge Or Soto, As The Whole Offense Must Be On Song In 2024

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Lately, the oldest member on the roster, DJ LeMahieu, got his name on the Injured List. As per the New York Post, Oswaldo Cabrera can replace DJ at third base. Initially, the Yankees manager was thinking about using LeMahieu as their leadoff hitter. After all, DJ ended the 2023 season on a positive note based on individual performance. But even before the regular season began, DJ can’t make it to the lineup. That’s not a good sign, especially after what happened last year. Looking at the new pair of Aaron Judge and Juan Soto does raise hope for the Yankees Nation.

It looks like the new offensive duo will mash pretty well. Then, the NY side has a pretty deep batting lineup. Last year, Anthony Rizzo could not play many games due to post-concussion syndrome. The Yankees will need the veteran to stay healthy this season to provide protection for Judge and Soto. Then, the Designated Hitter Giancarlo Stanton has been pretty injury-prone. But in the offseason, he got slimmer. The fans will hope to see him stay strong for most of the year. Then, new names like Alex Verdugo and Trent Grisham make the offense really one of the elites in the league.

Yankees Manager Is Trying To Be As Realistic As Possible

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Ever since the New York Yankees have added the “Generational talent” like Juan Soto to their roster, the fans are hoping to see some fireworks this year. Moreover, Aaron Boone lately said, as per the Daily News, that clearly they have one of the most elite offensive lineups in the league. But that’s not enough. After what happened last year, it is high time to go out there and show everyone what they are capable of doing.

That’s exactly what Aaron Judge said a few days ago. Moreover, the Yankees captain mentioned it is time to let their game speak for itself. Otherwise, DJ LeMahieu said a few weeks ago that ever since he has been part of the Bronx Bombers, the lineup always looked good on paper. But the team perhaps agrees that they need to go out there and prove how good they really are. 

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