An established Bluffton, South Carolina entrepreneur, Geoffrey “Geoff” J. Block guides the firm RLB Squared, LLC, as operations manager. A longtime volunteer athletics coach, Geoff Block is a passionate fan of New York teams such as the Giants and the Yankees.
Having fallen just short of the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series in 2019, the Yankees are shaping up to be a serious contender for 2020. As reported by Empire Sports Media, the Yankees have top-to-bottom offensive firepower paired with a pitching staff that is one of the most solid in the AL West.
With Luis Severino, James Paxton, and Masahiro Tanaka displaying consistency throughout the 2019 season, the only potential weak spot is J.A. Happ. Susceptible to long-ball hitters, Happ had one of the highest ERAs among starting pitchers in the league last year. That said, Happ is a veteran athlete who has demonstrated over the years that he knows how to shut down opponents when it counts.
Hedging bets, general manager Brian Cashman made the major offseason acquisition of Gerrit Cole from the Astros in a nine-year, $324 million deal. Having achieved a 2.50 ERA and 326 strikeouts en route to a 20-5 season, Cole is now the highest paid pitcher in the Major Leagues.
Should any of the starting rotation falter, the Yankees have solid talents such as Jordan Montgomery and Domingo German, who will be returning from injury in a few months, waiting in the wings.