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It has been so long since I have written about the Yankees. Spring training is right around the corner.

I have extremely high hopes for the Bombers this year.

With the addition of Giancarlo Stanton, I am optimistic the Yankees will win the division. I think they can win it all.

I am still hoping for some additional pitchers somewhere along the line.

The lineup could be:

  1. Brett Gardner, LF
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  4. Gary Sanchez, C
  5. Greg Bird, 1B
  6. Didi Gregorius, SS
  7. Aaron Hicks, CF
  8. Gleyber Torres, 2B
  9. Ronald Torreyes, 3B

Tyler Wade, Austin Romine and Tyler Austin will also get to play many games.

I expecting big things from Greg Bird this year. He will surprise many people. Can you imagine the Yankees having at least five hitters having over 30 home runs each? If there are no injuries, I predict that will happen.

Pitchers look to be Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery. I will miss Michael Pineda.

The bullpen should be Aroldis Chapman are Dellin Betances, Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle, David Robertson and Adam Warren.

Also Aaron Boone as our new coach will be interesting. I had a lot of disagreements with Joe Girardi’s decisions. I am hoping Boone is better.

The first Spring training game is Feb. 23 against the Tigers. Opening Day is March 29. The Yanks take on the Blue Jays. First home game is April 2 against Tampa Bay.