The MLB offseason is in its early stages right now but in the coming days and weeks, the free-agent market will begin to heat up. The Yankees are one team that should be very active this winter so with that being said its time to take a look at five free agents we could see them pursue.
The Yankees came up short in October once again in 2019 and by doing so they finished off this decade without appearing in the World Series for the first time since the 1910s. Despite their 10-year drought New York’s championship window still appears to be wide open and in order to get over that hump, it would help if they made a big addition or two this offseason.
The offense surprisingly proved to be their main downfall during the ALCS loss to the Astros but I don’t think there’s any question that their most pressing need this offseason is still starting pitching. They need to add another front line starter to their rotation, preferably a clear-cut ace. The good news is there’s a handful of quality options for them to choose from and the hope is Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner will be able to land one of them.
In addition to starting pitching the Yanks should also be looking to add a left-handed bat to what is currently a very right-handed heavy lineup. I think it’s safe to assume that Brett Gardner is going to be re-signed and return for his 13th season in pinstripes so for that reason, you won’t see him on this list. However, you will see one of his teammates who has been one of the Yankees top left-handed power sources over the past five years.