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Opening Day 2014: New York Yankees Season Outlook

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Opening Day 2014: New York Yankees Season Outlook

Opening Day 2014: New York Yankees Season Outlook
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The New York Yankees are back and better than ever. The team spent a ton of money trying to make it better and Brian Cashman has done just that. The team is better, but it is not the best team in baseball. Here are some predictions for this season.

Top 5 Yankees Hitters

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Top 5 Yankees Hitters

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1. Jacoby Ellsbury
2. Derek Jeter
3. Alfonso Soriano
4. Brian McCann
5. Brett Gardner

At the top of the order, Jacoby Ellsbury has the potential to become the Yankees' top hitter. Derek Jeter will return to his form in his final season with the Bronx Bombers.

Top 5 Yankees Pitchers

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Top 5 Yankees Pitchesr

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1. Masahiro Tanaka
2. CC Sabathia
3. Michael Pineda
4. Hiroki Kuroda
5. Ivan Nova

CC Sabathia is going to have a bounce back year for the Yankees this season. However, he is going to lose his ace title to Tanaka at some point this season. Tanaka, along with Michael Pineda, will have pretty good seasons.

Top 5 Yankees Newcomers

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Top 5 Yankees Newcomers

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1. Masahiro Tanaka
2. Brian McCann
3. Jacoby Ellsbury
4. Carlos Beltran
5. Dellin Betances

The Yankees shelled out a lot of money for Tanaka. He is projected as a No. 3 starter right now, but could be ace at the end of the season. For McCann, he is going to bolster the power for the Yankees. He will have a field day at Yankee Stadium.

Top 5 Yankees Prospects

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Top 5 Yankees Prospects

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1. Gary Sanchez
2. John Ryan Murphy
3. Mason Williams
4. Slade Heathcott
5. Mason Williams

The Yankees are loaded at the catching position. Gary Sanchez and John Ryan Murphy both are on the top of the organization's top prospect list. With Brian McCann signed for the next five years, what does the future hold for Sanchez and Murphy?

Final Record/Division Standing Position

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Final Record/Division Standing Position

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The New York Yankees are poised for a bounce back season. The team is loaded with veteran stars, but it is going to be tough to surpass the World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the AL East.

Prediction: 93-69
Final Standing: 2nd AL East; Wildcard Berth