It’s that time once again to pledge changes in our lives that are sure to be broken within a week. I took a stab at 2019 New Year’s resolutions for key Yankees (including some staff) on an indi-vidual basis. The list is taken alphabetically.
Miguel Andujar resolves to pound extra base hits until his defense becomes a shoulder shrug.
Dellin Betances resolves to make Randy Levine squirm during contract talks.
Greg Bird resolves to regain his promise or simply fly away.
Aaron Boone resolves to avoid the desire to steal outs.
Brian Cashman resolves to put the finishing touches on plans that began years ago.
Aroldis Chapman resolves to make his opt-out a legitimate option by dominating this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury resolves to be the best $21 million cheerleader in the game.
Brett Gardner resolves to be more than just a clubhouse presence.
Sonny Gray resolves to forget his time as a Yankee…if he’s actually not a Yankee.
Didi Gregorius resolves to come back strong and give the Yankees reason to sign him beyond 2019.
J.A. Happ resolves to age gracefully.
Aaron Hicks resolves to take the next step in gaining elite status.
Jonathan Holder resolves to never ride the Triple-A shuttle again.
Aaron Judge resolves to continue solidifying his claim as face of the franchise.
Tommy Kahnle resolves to find the plate…home plate.
Jordan Montgomery resolves to make everyone remember how good he was in 2017.
James Paxton resolves to battle Luis Severino for the ace mantle.
Austin Romine resolves to force the full-time catcher argument, regardless of its nonexistent likelihood.
Larry Rothschild resolves to actually help Aaron Boone.
CC Sabathia resolves to stay healthy and ride off into the sunset with his second World Series ring.
Gary Sanchez resolves to shatter offensive records for a catcher, while not setting any poor defensive marks.
Luis Severino resolves to generate his most dominant, and more importantly, consistent season yet.
Giancarlo Stanton resolves to prove the notion that being fully acclimated to a club makes a dif-ference on the field.
Hal Steinbrenner resolves to ignore the luxury tax threshold.
Masahiro Tanaka resolves to hand out baseballs to fans pregame, rather than serve them up in-game.
Stephan Tarpley resolves to be more than the new Chasen Shreve.
Gleyber Torres resolves to demonstrate he can be one of the best middle infielders in baseball by excelling at shortstop and second base.
Luke Voit resolves to “Sammy Sosa” pimp just the home runs.