A former New York City police officer, Richard Romano is a screenplay writer who has appeared in a number of movies, including the film Welcome to Mooseport, and on his brother Ray’s sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. When he isn’t writing films, Richard Romano enjoys watching his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees.
The 2017 Yankees will be much younger team than it has been in the recent past. Having missed the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, the Yankees opted to commit to young, promising prospects in 2017 as opposed to signing high-profile free agents. Aging veterans like Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira retired following the 2016 season, while 25-and-under rookies Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, and Greg Bird have all made the team’s Opening Day roster in 2017. Ronald Torreyes, a 24 year old, was also announced as the team’s starting shortstop for as long as Didi Gregorius remains on the disabled list.
The Yankees also boast one of the best prospect pools in baseball, which can be attributed to the team’s newfound willingness to trade veterans for young players. Prior to last year’s trade deadline, New York dealt pitcher Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield, both of whom are ranked among MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects for 2017.