What SHOULD The Yankees Do This Off Season?
Nov 8, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman watches the action the Army Black Knights and Connecticut Huskies at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
As fans we kind of like to play General Manager far too much. To be honest, we’re not very good at it. It’s easy to get caught up in the big names like Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval and Troy Tulowitzki and that can cloud our judgement. Sometimes we confuse the biggest names with the best moves which is a common misconception. I am no exception. I often find myself getting caught up in the big names and star studded rumors. It’s the price we pay for being super fans of the New York Yankees.
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Sometimes we get so caught up in picturing that podium set up for press conference with the newly acquired star sitting down next to Brian Cashman while waiting to be introduced to the media. It’s a lovely image but it’s not always what the team should do. The Yankees entered the off season with far less holes in the roster than last year. This year they find themselves in need of a shortstop, third baseman and a starting pitcher. Some extra bullpen help would be nice as well.
While it’s nice to dream of Tulowitzki, Sandoval and Scherzer filling those rolls it may not be the best idea. So what is the path the Yankees’ should take? What’s the right way to go. Allow me to throw out some suggestions (Yes, I’m aware I said not to play General Manager and I am doing that now but I’m going to ignore myself. I understand how confusing I can be).