The Yankees Offseason If I Was in Charge
What should the New York Yankees do this offseason after a surprisingly successful 2016 season? If they ask me, I’m ready to provide my input
After wrapping up a surprisingly successful season, Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, and the New York Yankees now turn their attention to the longest 3 months of the year: the offseason. By selling at the trade deadline, the farm system is as stocked as ever, setting up a bright future in the Bronx.
"“After the trade deadline, MLBPipeline.com ranked the top farm systems in the majors, putting the Yankees at No. 2, behind only the Brewers, who cashed in on trades of Jonathan Lucroy and Will Smith.” -NY Daily News"
Still, the Yankees need a couple of pieces to compete next year, which is not out of the question considering they were not eliminated from playoff contention until the final week of this season. As Evan wrote earlier, Cashman and Girardi have not guaranteed themselves jobs after 2017.
"“Unless ownership tells me otherwise, there’s that built-in assumption that we play our contracts out and then they’ll decide.” -Brian Cashman"
So, who should they turn to for advice in their time of need? Easy, me. With years of experience as a GM in MLB: The Show and my all-time favorite, MVP Baseball 2005, I know I have the blueprint to get the Yankees back to the playoffs. Here are the key moves I would make if given the chance: