Yankees Bring High Payroll and Underwhelming Results for 2022

Yankees Bring High Payroll and Underwhelming Results for 2022

Since 1995, the New York Yankees have missed the baseball betting odds playoffs only four times. And from 1998 through 2000, they forged the last great dynasty in baseball with three consecutive World Series championships. Despite having a top-2 payroll during this nearly three-decade run, the Yankees have not delivered. Consider that New York has only one World Series title (2009) since 2001. In particular, the 2021 season was a bitter disappointment. The Yankees lost the wild card game. For New York fans, that is not what a legacy franchise does. Especially one with a huge payroll.

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Date and Time:April 7, 2022, through October 2, 2022
Location:Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

New York Yankees Odds:

To win World Serie+1000
To win American League Pennant+575
To win American League East+225

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New York entered the 2021 season with questionable pitching. But what came as a surprise was their lack of run production. And there is no evidence that it is going to change in 2022. Of great concern is the poor online wagering value that the Yankees have shown through the years. New York is too popular with the masses. Oddsmakers are in the habit of raising prices on the Yankees to scare off the casual gamblers from overloading the action.

Key Yankees for 2022

Gerrit Cole is the only reliable starter in the rotation. Yet again, Cole will be the number one starter for the Yankees. In 2021 Cole was 16-8 with a 3.23 earned run average and WHIP of 1.06. Cole struck out 243 batters in 181.1 innings of work.

Aroldis Chapman remains a dominant closer when healthy. On the whole, Chapman has maintained the tradition of quality Yankees closers. Chapman posted 30 saves in 34 opportunities in 2021. He was 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Additionally, Chapman struck out 97 batters in 56.1 innings of work.

Namely, Aaron Judge finally avoided serious injury in 2022 and powered to a club-best 39 home runs. Judge played in 148 games, his best total since playing in 155 games in 2017. Including last season. Judge is a 3-time American League All-Star.

Giancarlo Stanton was another source of power with 35 home runs. Of course, Stanton is best known for hitting 59 home runs with the Miami Marlins in 2017. Stanton drove in 97 runs in 2021.

In like manner to Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres has maintained Yankee tradition at the shortstop position. Torres had the unenviable task of replacing Derek Jeter but is a 2-time All-Star. Although not quite at the level of Jeter, few players ever were. But Torres has been a reliable cog in the lineup.

Manager Aaron Boone was hired in 2018 for the express purpose of getting the Yankees back to the World Series. So far, Boone has failed to do any better than his predecessor, Joe Girardi. That has become a point of contention of Yankee fans and gamblers. Of great concern were long stretches of lethargic play from the Yankees in 2021.

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Naturally, the Yankees are loaded with the ability to beat the MLB odds. However, there is no evidence of anything special coming out of New York in 2022. The pitching is simply not good enough.