The New York Yankees’ reliance on Aaron Hicks shouldn’t come as a surprise

It’s no secret that the Yanks would like to add a left-hitting left fielder and trade Aaron Hicks. However, as options narrow and spring training approaches, New York’s leaders are publicly expressing their confidence in the reigning outfielder.

As if those responsible could now say anything else.

Bryan Reynolds is the true difference maker available, but a trade did not materialize due to high prices in Pittsburgh. After that, the Yankees’ limited outside options include free agent Jurickson Profar and the Twins’ Max Kepler.