New York Yankees and Mets Spring Training Storylines
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New York Yankees and Mets Spring Training Storylines

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Spring Training baseball is underway as we get ready for the upcoming 2024 MLB season opener. Let’s take a look at how the hometown New York teams are doing so far and what we can report.


There are already plenty of stories to cover and things we can pick apart to give our way too early reactions to baseball in the spring that doesn’t even count towards the regular season record. Let’s get into it.



The New York Yankees Offense


We got a glimpse of what this Yankee’s offense could do early in spring training. The first game the Yankees scored 22 runs on the Detroit Tigers. Spencer Jones, the 6’6” centerfield prospect, pinch hit in this one to go 3 for 3 with four RBIs with a 470-foot home run. 12 different players recorded a hit in that one as well.


Juan Soto’s Hot Start


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Talk about offense, Juan Soto has brought that to the Yankees in his first handful of games with the team. In his first four games of spring training he recorded three home runs. That included him getting 17 total bases and a 2.62 OPS.


This team has so much hitting power and spring training has been just a glimpse of what they can do this upcoming season.


The Mets already dealing with Injury Issues


The ace for the Mets Kodai Senga was shut down and likely won’t be brought back up to action until at least May. Not a good start for the Mets season.


Jeff Mcneil also was shut down after dealing with some left bicep soreness. Hopefully he will be good to go for the start of the season. He just signed a four-year deal for $50 million this offseason to stay with the Mets.


Underrated Offseason Move?


The Mets acquired a couple of veterans in return for a top prospect this winter and one of those is playing the best ball on the spring training roster. That’s Tyrone Taylor who is hitting .385 in his first five games.


Last season Taylor played 79 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and recorded 10 home runs in just 79 games. He has power and the potential to be a good hitter for average as well.


By Jack Stradley, I’m a sports writer always looking for a gripping story and a hot take.

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