What Are the Yankees Greatest Areas of Need this Offseason?

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Sep 9, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) delievers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Cubs won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) delievers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Cubs won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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These three crucial items need to be at the top of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s shopping list this winter.

While this late season playoff push has been a lot of fun, the New York Yankees remain a pretty flawed team in many ways. The core for a 2017 contender seems to be in place with some promising young hitters, a dominant ace, and the best reliever on the planet, but there are definitely some holes that need to be addressed.

New York seems pretty committed to their youth movement, but that doesn’t mean the front office can’t supplement the kids with a strong veteran supporting staff, especially if they feel guys like Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin, Greg Bird, and Luis Severino will be ready to go full-bore next season.

Ultimately, this team may need a season or two to really gel and emerge as the perennial contender everyone is hoping for, but the team has had enough success since the trade deadline that it might be worth trying to assemble a real contender this winter.

So where to start? Here are the New York Yankees three greatest areas of need going into the 2016-2017 offseason:

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