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New York Yankees 2016 Season Preview & Predictions: ‘The Chase For 28’

AP Photo, Kathy Willens
AP Photo, Kathy Willens

On Monday, the New York Yankees will embark on their 113th season as a franchise in attempt to capture their 28th World Series title in franchise history. 

By Christian Kouroupakis

The New York Yankees enter 2016 in transition from a team consisting of waning superstars, to a younger and more athletic team.

A year ago, veterans were turning back the clock as the the bombers were 57-42 and led the division by seven games prior the trade deadline.

Unfortunately, the undefeated “Father Time” along with his buddy, the injury bug, took their toll and made New York finish the season 30-33 and six games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the first time team history that the Yankees had a lead that massive and failed to finish first.

The Yankees downfall in 2015 ended with a loss in the American League Wild Card Game to the Houston Astros. Once the final out was recorded, it was time for general manager Brian Cashman to go to work.

Going to the trade market, Cashman upgraded his roster by acquiring Aaron Hicks from the Twins, Starlin Castro from the Cubs, and Aroldis Chapman from the Reds.

Despite concerns of age and injuries, the Bombers’ have created an optimistic vibe in the Bronx. A vibe that hopes will end with the Yankees hoisting the World Series trophy in October.

Here’s an in depth look at your 2016 New York Yankees.