The Chicago White Sox should see everything about the Yankees as a measuring stick.
8. New York Yankees
The Yankees are the second New York team to crack the top ten. Having one of the top pitchers in the game in Gerrit Cole makes it easier. The Yankees ace is a three-time All-Star and owns an ERA title. In his first season in the Bronx, he had a 2.84 ERA with two complete games, one of them a shutout.
Unfortunately for the Yankees behind Cole is a whole bunch of question marks. Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, and JA Happ have all hit free agency. They hope Luis Severino can return from Tommy John surgery so they can get at least half a season out of him. Deivi Garcia has also shown flashes of talent over the course of his young career.
Beyond that the cupboard is bare. Jordan Montgomery, Michael King, and Domingo German round out the rest of the rotation. They leave a lot to be desired. GM Brian Cashman has his work cut out for him this offseason if this team wants to remain a serious contender. The Yankees have the lineup to get them over the top but need more starting pitching depth. Luckily for him, there are still plenty of pitchers available. A Trevor Bauer perhaps?