The New York Yankees are always one of the most divisive teams in Major League Baseball. It’s also true, though, that the 2015 season brings about one of their most divisive on-field products in recent memory.

As is true of any professional sports team, there’s always a divide between what fans of that team feel their chances for success are and what fans of other teams feel. However, with the 2015 Yankees, it feels as though the predictions for this team range anywhere from a sub-.500 record to 90-plus wins.

With such a wide gap between the predictions set forth by detractors and supporters, it stands to reason that a lot of moving parts are at work here. Because of that, there are numerous storylines to watch early on in the Yankees’ campaign.

Over the course of this piece, we’ll look at five such storylines, all of which could have a major impact (good or bad) on the Yankees’ season.

So, let’s get to it!

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