Five things that have to go right for the Yankees to make the playoffs


3. Their new acquisitions have to adapt to life in the Bronx, quickly

It sometimes takes time for new comers to get use to their new home. The bright lights at Yankee Stadium tend to make this transition even harder for some players. The Yankees really do not have time for their new acquisitions — Aaron Hicks, Starlin Castro, and Aroldis Chapman — to struggle to adapt to life in New York. All three of these players will immediately be thrown into important roles in the Bronx and all of them are expected to contribute to the Yankees in 2016. How Castro adapts to his new home might be most important to the Yankees because he will be their starting second baseman come Opening Day. Castro had an inconsistent career during his time in Chicago, but excelled at the plate last season when the Cubs moved him from shortstop to second base. If Castro can adapt quickly and continue to be the player he was in the second half of last season, the Yankees and their fans will be thrilled to have him call the Bronx his home.

Leave a Reply