After missing the playoffs for a second straight year, the New York Yankees made a conscious effort to get younger during the offseason. New York traded for shortstop, Didi Gregorious and re-signed third baseman Chase Headley to a multi-year contract. Alex Rodriguez, who will also return after serving his suspension, will generate headlines and possibly hit a few home runs in the middle of New York’s batting order. To date, New York is 9-5 in Grapefruit League play and have been led by Headley and Rodriguez. Headley has eight hits in 22 at-bats while Rodriguez has six hits in 17 at-bats. New York traded for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi during the off-season and thus far, Eovaldi has impressed. Eovaldi has struck out nine hitters over nine innings while allowing just one earned run. More importantly, Masahiro Tanaka made it through his first start unblemished. Keeping Tanaka healthy will be a high priority if New York wants to return to the playoffs.
New York will play twelve home games during April. According to TicketIQ, tickets on the Yankees schedule in April have an average price of $115.18. Opening Day, which features an intriguing matchup against Toronto on April 6th, features the highest ticket prices during April. The average price for Yankees Opening Day tickets is $244.62 while the get-in price is $42. The next most expensive home game during April features a matchup against Boston on April 11th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $136.65 while the get-in price is $32. The least expensive home game during April features a matchup against the New York Mets on April 26th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $125.44 while the get-in price is $24.
Expectations are high for the 2015 New York Yankees. Fans are expecting the team to return to its winning ways after a very disappointing 2014 campaign. Yankee Stadium is one of the best venues in baseball, so expect a spirited effort from the Yankees on Opening Day against Toronto.