James Paxton must stay healthy for the Yankees if they want to push for another World Series title
Will the long wait come to an end for New York Yankees fans everywhere? The Bronx Bombers are hoping to win the World Series in 2020, which would be their first title since 2009. While 11 years doesn’t seem like that long, we’re talking about the boys from the Bronx here.
Looking ahead to the upcoming 60-game season, all eyes will be on New York to go on a serious run and make plenty of noise in the playoffs. In order for that to happen, though, the team will have to stay healthy. For the rotation, there’s no one’s health more important than James Paxton’s. Straight up, Big Maple has to be fit throughout the year for Aaron Boone and Co.
There will be extra pressure on Yankees pitcher James Paxton in 2020 with Luis Severino out for the year
Paxton had to deal with multiple injuries last year, including his recovery from back surgery. Heading into the new year, all reports on his health have been promising, but they’ll need to stay that way.
The Yankees were dealt a massive blow during the offseason when it was announced star hurler Luis Severino would miss the campaign due to Tommy John Surgery.
It goes without saying, but losing Severino, one of the most talented young starters in Major League Baseball, was a massive blow for Boone and New York. This, along with Masahiro Tanaka recovering from injury, will only add some more pressure for Paxton to deliver and be the dominant left-handed pitcher we’ve grown so used to seeing.
In 2019, Paxton went 15-6 with a 3.82 ERA in his first full campaign in the Bronx. What will the 2020 season bring for him and the Yankees? Everyone in New York can’t wait to find out.