Out With The Old, In With The New: What's Next For The Yanks?
If you told anybody on August 1st that the 2016 Yankees would end up winning 84 games, you would have told them they were insane. Against all odds and "expert" picks, the Yankees battled and played meaningful games in September. On the shoulders of rookie catcher Gary Sanchez, the Yanks climbed all the way back, and were just a game out of the AL Wild Card race in early September.
Despite the valiant effort by young stars, they fell 5 games short of a playoff spot. By the sky-high standards of New York fans, no baseball in October is disappointing even though they sold out at the deadline. However, Yankee fans need to be optimistic about the bright future, that really is not all that far away.
The Yankees triple-A affiliate (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders) won the National Championship this year. The team showcased a number of prospects that could make an impact at the big league level as early as 2017. With the likes of Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, and Dillon Tate looming in the minors, many find that the Yankees have the best farm system in baseball.