MLB pitchers are already warming up their arms and, in some cases, throwing bullpen sessions.
Some hitters have been working out, playing catch, taking grounders, shagging fly balls and even hitting in the cage or taking live batting practice.
It’s clear that baseball is nearing a return.
In fact, next week will be a big one for every MLB team, including the New York Yankees.
Pitchers are catchers are expected to report to their respective camps to officially kick off spring training.
That’s right: it’s that time of the year.
The Yankees, and their fans, are all smiles.
1 week until pitchers and catchers report 🔥 pic.twitter.com/AAhHllJz1T
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 9, 2023
In reality, since that tweet was posted on Thursday, the countdown is less than a week.
Ask Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino, Jose Trevino and Nestor Cortes Jr.: they will all tell you they are thrilled to have baseball back.
It’s a big spring for all of them, as pressure is mounting on the organization to reach and win a World Series.
It’s something they haven’t done since 2009.
At the moment, they have the core to dream big, with the aforementioned players plus Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, and top prospects like Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, Oswaldo Cabrera and Jasson Dominguez.
They need more to bring down the Houston Astros, though.
Yankees fans are among the most demanding in MLB, and they are tired of seeing their team fail in October.
The organization has been highly successful from a financial standpoint and also on the field because they have had nothing but winning seasons since the nineties.
They need that extra push in the postseason that comes with more talented players across the roster and fewer liabilities on the mound and at the plate.
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