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Aaron Judge sure sounds confident heading into the 2019 MLB season. As a team, the New York Yankees smashed a Major League record 267 home runs in 2018, but Judge said he thinks they'll break their own record this season.

Frankly, it's hard to blame him. The Bronx Bombers are back, sporting a lineup that features monsters like ​Judge​Gary Sanchez and former NL MVP ​Giancarlo Stanton holding down the middle of the order.


All three sluggers had relatively down years, totaling a combined 83 home runs last season. Judge and Stanton have both individually smashed more than 50 home runs in a single season, so it's not a stretch to think the trio will improve upon this number in 2019.

The Yankees also have plenty of pop on the infield as two rookies, second baseman Gleyber Torres (24) and third baseman Miguel Andújar (27) combined for 51 jacks. That's not even considering that their shortstop, Didi Gregorius, hit 27 homers and first baseman Luke Voit smacked 14 in just 39 games. And we haven't even covered their newest addition, ​Troy Tulowitzki, who will fill in for Didi and has been tearing up it up in Spring Training.


Predicting that any team is going to "definitely" break an MLB record is obviously a risky proposition, but this Yankees squad is better positioned to do so than anyone else. The Yankees' offense is loaded from top to bottom, so the ​defending champion Boston Red Sox had better watch out. New York is coming.


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