Yankees Need A Solid Bat In Left Field

Joe McNally, Staff Writer

“The Yankees rotation is set, despite (Frankie) Montas being out for the first month, but the main priority is left field. I think they should get Bryan Reynolds,” said Jake Lee, an 18-year-old business administration major from Hazlet.  The New York Yankees have big problems when it comes to the outfield, but Reynolds could certainly help.

Aging Aaron Hicks is currently said to be the starting left fielder for opening day.  Left field is a huge need for a struggling team, offensively.  Last postseason, The Yankees had a rookie, Oswaldo Cabrera who had little experience in the outfield, playing in left.  Cabrera slashed .071/.103/.214 along with one home run and two runs batted in during the postseason.  New York needs to address the left-field position.

Re-signing the reigning MVP, right fielder Aaron Judge will certainly help out the offense.  Most people don’t think the offense will be able to keep up with Houston’s pitching. Broadcaster and Comm Media Professor Doug Doyle, 60, from Kenilworth had this to say, “The pitching staff, they need another really good starter.  If (Nestor) Cortes is OK, they might be all right, but they need another bat.  When they face the Astros, they can’t seem to score”

During last year’s American League Championship Series, the Yankees couldn’t get runs on the board against the Astros at all.  They were completely outmatched and that was proven when it was a clean, 4-0 sweep. The Yankees managed to fall completely flat as they only managed seven runs in that series.

The Bronx Bombers were embarrassed by their new rival in Houston, but if they add a bat in left field, they might have a clear shot at, “slaying the dragon.”