With Spring Training less than two months away, the 2015 New York Yankees roster is starting to take shape. Last season, New York bid farewell to captain, Derek Jeter. Even though New York did not qualify for the playoffs, the 2014 season kept fans captivated as Jeter played his final games. Jeter occupied shortstop for twenty years, so New York had to decide how it was going to fill the position for the first time in a long time. New York traded for shortstop, Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 25-year-old shortstop only hit .226 last season, but played above average defense. Joining Gregorius on the left side of the infield is third baseman, Chase Headley. After trading for him during the summer, Headley took a small ‘hometown discount’ and signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Bombers. Headley only hit six home runs in 58 games with New York, but alike Gregorius, provides value with his defense. New York capped off its free agency spending by inking reliever Andrew Miller to a four-year, $46 million contract. Incumbent closer David Robertson signed with the Chicago White Sox, so Miller will have an opportunity to close games. Fans are paying above average ticket prices for Opening Day against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Opening Day at Yankee Stadium will occur on April 6th when New York hosts the Toronto Blue Jays. Currently, the average ticket price for Opening Day is $247.96 while the average get-in price is $77. Opening Day ticket prices for 2015 are the second highest over the last five years. Opening Day in 2010 fetched the highest average price of $258.22 while the get-in price was $75. Average ticket prices for Opening Day on 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 were $210.88, $215.15, $207.08, and $182.12, respectively. The get-in ticket prices for these games was $30, $64, $38, and $45, respectively.
New York is looking to earn its first playoff berth since 2012. A lot of familiar faces will return, but will one player emerge as the leader with Derek Jeter enjoying his retirement? Expect to pay above average ticket prices if you want to attend the New York Yankees Opening Day 2015.
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