10 Bold Predictions For The 2014 New York Yankees


Sep 17, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees shortstop

Derek Jeter

(2) looks on from the dugout in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The year 2013 is coming to an end, and I for one am okay with 2013 going in my rearview mirror. 2014 is a clean slate, a chance to start anew. For the New York Yankees, 2014 is a chance to rebound after a miserable 2013. Here are 10 bold predictions for the New York Yankees in 2014.

1. Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension will be announced Saturday as the NFL playoffs kickoff. Rodriguez will be suspended for 65 games. Rodriguez appeals and loses.

2. The Yankees sign Grant Balfour and Masahiro Tanaka in the month of January. Balfour makes the All-Star team, while Tanaka wins 15 games.

3. Two Yankees will see 2014 as the last years of their career. Derek Jeter will retire after playing less than 50 games at shortstop due to his ankle and leg troubles. Hiroki Kuroda will see 2014 as his swan song as well as he finishes 2014 with a 11-14 record.

4. Eduardo Nunez will play in more games than Brian Roberts.

5. The Yankees have seven players hit more than 10 home runs.

6. Vidal Nuno wins the number five spot in the rotation.

7. Jacoby Ellsbury leads the league in runs and stolen bases.

8.  The Yankees win 91 games but get a wild card spot and have to go to Oakland for the play-in game.

9. Balfour blows the save in the play-in game and the Yankees lose.

10. At the winter meetings next year, the Yankees sign Max Scherzer to an 8-year deal worth $190 million.

Those are my predictions for 2014. What’s yours?