The first one is out of the way.
Giancarlo Stanton finally belted his much-anticipated first homerun as a Yankee, and it was a deep blast to right-center field off Mets hurler, Matt Harvey, on Saturday.
The thunderous crack of the bat left Aaron Judge, who was on first base at the time, marveling at what he will likely be seeing a lot more of this season.
"I needed earplugs at first base. That was loud," Judge told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, "He sat right on that changeup, he didn't try to pull it, didn't try to do too much. Just took a swing and drove it out to right. It's a thing of beauty."
What Judge thought was a changeup was actually a 94-mph heater from Harvey on the outer half of the plate on a 1-2 count to Stanton. The pitch caught too much of the plate, and Stanton made him pay.
Stanton and Judge -- the two homerun leaders in each league last season -- are expected to be the dynamic power duo for the Yankees this season. As Spring Training rolls along, both players haven't been mashing balls left and right. However, Stanton knows that will come in time.
For now, finding chemistry in the lineup is key.
"I already know what we can do," Stanton said. "It's good to put it out there and keep it rolling. It's good to start to get a little dynamic of being in the same lineup."
Will there be a homerun battle between the two teammates? Don't ask Stanton. The numbers on his stat sheet are irrelevant.
"All you can go off of is our stats," he said. "You see what you think we can do, and then you put us together. Who knows after that? … It's definitely possible. That's not the goal. Don't ask me numbers and stuff like that. It's not the goal."
But that moonshot was the first of many more to come for Stanton, and just as Yankees fans will do all season, Judge can't wait to watch more.
"It's fun to watch," he said. "He's been around the league for a while, and he just has his routine. He sticks to it no matter what the game is, what the situation is. It's pretty cool...He's a good guy. He fits right in with the team we have. He's a Yankee, for sure."