Yankees: Five moves the team should make without blinking

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

That may sound like an anomaly given what’s been suggested beforehand. But when you think about it, it’s really not.  Because the only change in the clubhouse that’s been proposed is the one promoting Tyler Wade to the squad as a reserve infielder and insurance against Chase Headley.

Other than that, all we’re talking about is re-shuffling the deck by taking a look at what’s transpired over the first three months of the season and making some needed adjustments from there.

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And notice, none of the changes require or need a trade to accomplish their goal. And that’s important because Brian Cashman has been adamant about not wanting to trade minor league talent until he has a full season to evaluate who’s staying and who’s going in future deals.

And that’s a necessary strategy when you consider, just as an example, trying to fit five starters into a rotation that, with another five starters names could be the starting staff for at least a few major league teams next season.

Brian Cashman wants to keep the Yankees, and that includes their entire farm system, intact until the Fall when the dust has settled on the season that will by then, be in the record books.  You could say that’s a noble strategy, but it’s also a wise one.

To reiterate what I’ve said numerous times before, the Yankees have enough to reach the Playoffs this season. And they also have enough to make some noise in those playoff series, and yes, with some crap-shooting luck, even reach the World Series.

At the same time though, let’s remember where we started this season with most predictions betting the team as a .500 entry at best. As fans, we tend to conveniently forget that, and we push, push, push for changes.

Cashman has his hand on the pulse of this team and the organization. His initial take that says, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it is the right one for the Yankees franchise at this moment in time.