Yankees: Ranking their top five moves of the offseason thus far

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Throughout the offseason, the Yankees have been one of the busiest teams in baseball. They have made a slew of moves to try to improve the club and each one should pay serious dividends this upcoming season.

I know they haven’t made the splashy move to sign either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado (as of yet), but that doesn’t mean the Yankees haven’t had a very successful offseason. I’d say they’ve had as good of a hot stove season as you could have up to this point and there’s still a little over two weeks to go before pitchers and catcher report to spring training.

The Yanks and GM Brian Cashman have addressed multiple needs most noticeably by bolstering their starting rotation. Last October, poor starting pitching was probably their biggest downfall and the main reason why they were sent home early by their arch rivals the Red Sox.

They’ve also continued to invest a lot of money into a bullpen that was already arguably the best in baseball a season ago. They re-signed Brett Gardner and CC Sabathia, the two longest-tenured Yankees from last year’s club and the top two leaders in their clubhouse. They’ve shored up their infield defense and have found a short term replacement for the injured Didi Gregorius in veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

They did lose free agent David Robertson to the Phillies and just this week they completed a trade sending Sonny Gray to the Reds. Robertson will be missed but the same can’t really be said about Gray who struggled mightily during his time in pinstripes and needed a change of scenery.

Every move the Yanks have made has been a good one in my opinion. Without further ado here’s how I’d rank their top five additions of the offseason thus far.