In the spirit of the New Year and working out those resolutions that seemed to creep up over and over again throughout 2017, I think it would be a good idea to consider what our New York sports teams need to do coming up to start off 2018 with a bang.
After all, most of the teams in this town…far from perfect.
New York Mets: “Buy, Buy, Buy!”
It would be nice to see the other baseball team in town decide to up the ante to keep a competitive team on the field.
The free agent period is still there for the taking.
Dare I say sign a player or two that can make the Mets competitive again next season?
The Knicks & Kristaps Porzingis: “Where Have You Gone Tim Hardaway”
Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks still have a pulse going into January of 2018. The team has been fun to watch and is easy to root for.
That said, if there any hopes of advancing to the postseason. The Knicks need Tim Haradaway back on the court as soon as possible.
In 2018, the Knicks will need to count on secondary scoring in the backcourt.
Won’t happen without the return of TH.
Jets: “All I want is that QB in the window”
The New York Jets have been searching for serious answers at the most important position on the field for decades.
Will 2018 be the year, the Jets finally find their long-term solution at the quarterback position.
Paging Kirk Cousins. Paging Baker Mayfield.
Giants: “A Return to the Giant Way”
I hope that 2018 does not lead to a bundle of columns discussing another lost season for Big Blue.
After 2017, you figure there’s nowhere to go but up.
New GM Dave Gettelman is off to a terrific start.
Let the clean up and the winning begin again.
Yankees: “Trust the Process”
I would expect most Yankee fans expect a loaded roster to improve upon the progress made throughout 2017.
The arrival of Giancarlo Stanton combined with the insanely good young talent throughout the team.
The future is bright, but the Yankees must vow to trust the development and the maturation process of their younger players.
As good as their young talent may be, do not be suckered into building your team with a bunch of mercenaries.
There’s some advice, it’s far from perfect, it’s what we wish for 2018 for our respective teams.
Let’s hope these resolutions are more realistic than hitting the gym seven days a week.
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