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The Red Sox won the World Series in 2018, and New York Yankees president Randy Levine believes his current roster is on par with Boston’s.

Aaron Case

Despite missing on Patrick Corbin, the New York Yankees are all set to challenge Boston in the AL East, according to team president Randy Levine.

Levine told the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff the Bombers are their rival’s equals.

“I think we’re as good as the Red Sox right now. I think they had a better postseason than us. … They have a great team and they’re going to be a really great team for a long time, but I think we’re as good as they are.”

Being as good as the defending champions is good, but Yankees fans are hoping the Bombers are better than Boston. If New York is just “as good as” the Red Sox, that means there’s a fair chance that the team goes to its third-straight Wild Card game.

That’s supposed to be more of a contingency plan. The goal is to win the division and skip ahead to the ALDS. The good news is that the Yankees aren’t done making moves this offseason.

There are still pitchers like Dallas Keuchel, J.A. Happ, and Nathan Eovaldi available in free agency. Also 27-year-old Japanese star Yusei Kikuchi can now negotiate with MLB teams.

Another big trade is also a possibility. Brian Cashman’s biggest move this offseason was a trade for James Paxton, and he can still go after Cleveland’s Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco next.

A lowball Corbin offer could imply that the suddenly fiscally conservative Yankees prefer swaps to opening up Hal Steinbrenner’s checkbook. On the flip side, they might be saving for a massive offer to Manny Machado or Bryce Harper.

The Bombers’ offseason is just getting started. Hopefully by the time Opening Day rolls around, Levine believes his team is superior to the one up in Boston.

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