Quite often these days, regardless of the sport, we're seeing struggling teams rebuild their rosters with either farm system players, or draft picks with the intent of creating a winning culture for the years to come.
This spring, Yankees fans have been treated with a glimpse of what the future may hold with the prospects on the field. Players such as Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, James Kaprielian, and Dustin Fowler have briefly showcased their talents, making fans eager to see them called up, and play on the big Bronx stage.
Yankees Skipper Joe Girardi shares that feeling of excitement, but realizes the importance of those young prospects getting more time in the minors, to improve their skills and overall work ethic. Roster veterans such as Starlin Castro, Brett Gardner, and Jacoby Ellsbury have been a great source of mentorship for these young prospects to learn things such as adapting to the pace of the game, and overcoming hitting slumps.
Many of us Yankee fans asked ourselves how the team would fair after Jeter's retirement. Not seeing the iconic number two over at short stop and on the dug out fence still takes adjusting too. We're in a transition phase. A phase where the Yankees organization is still putting the puzzle pieces together, deciphering the key components necessary for a 28th championship.