Gardner On WFAN: 'What Matters Is We Beat Boston'


The regular season is just over a week away, but the Yankees are already suffering from numerous injuries to key contributors. 

Luis Severino and CC Sabathia are two pieces of New York's starting rotation that will be beginning the season on the injured list.

However, the Yankees have already done some work to shore up the rotation, adding veteran Gio Gonzalez on a minor league deal earlier this week.

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner joined "Mike's On" Tuesday to discuss the upcoming season, and while the injuries are starting to pile up, Gardner is confident in the depth New York has throughout its roster.

"I love the team we have," Gardner said to Mike Francesa. "Obviously with Severino having the shoulder thing going on that's a little concerning. Hopefully he takes the time to get back to 100 percent, and whether it be May 1 or May 15 or April 20 or however long he needs, hopefully he gets back to himself.

"I feel like we've got the depth to cover for something like that. Just today we got Gio Gonzalez in camp. (It was) great talking to him and getting to know him. He's excited to be on-board."

The Yankees are coming off a season in which the team won 100 games. Despite the strong campaign, New York fell short of the AL East title as the Boston Red Sox took the crown with a whopping 108 wins. 

The Bronx Bombers ended up playing in the AL Wild Card Game, and after defeating the Seattle Mariners to advance to the ALDS, New York once again lost to its division rival Boston, 3-1. 

While the Yankees have high aspirations for 2019, Gardner made it very clear what the team's goal is for the regular season.

"Like I said, we have good depth all across the board. I love the team we have in place. It doesn't matter if we win 95 games or 110 games. What matters is we beat Boston...

"We're going to do our best and hopefully we'll end up on top this year."

To listen to Mike's full interview with Brett Gardner, click on the audio player above. 
WFAN is the flagship station of the Yankees. Tune in to 660 AM or 101.9 FM this season to hear all the action.