I know that the Yankees haven't won a World Series since 2009, and have only 1 championship since their Dynasty years, which goes against the whole "Championship or Bust" mentality the team sports some say. Others might choose to point out that even though they haven't won World Series rings, they have been a repeat competitor come October. However, this trend didn't continue in 2013. The Yankees failed to make the playoffs for just the 2nd time in 19 years this go around. But, with these potential moves I will discuss in this writing piece, I feel as though they can at least still be standing next year when the autumnal winds blow.
First of all, the Yankees should resign Robinson Cano, but only to a fully reasonable contract. This means by all means, don't sign him for more than 5-6 years and 22-23 million dollars per year. He is the best 2nd baseman in baseball, is the Yankees best player and is one of the best players in the Major Leagues, though not the best. He certainly doesn't deserve $30 million each season and probably not even 25 million either.
Number 2, the Yankees should outbid everyone for Masahiro Tanaka. Then, they should sign him for 6 years, $60 million dollars. He is believed to be as good as Yu Darvidh, and we all see how he pitched in 2013. So, if the Yankees can get that in their rotation, it will really benefit a real questionable starting five.
Thirdly, the Yankees should resign Joe Girardi, Mark Reynolds and Brendan Ryan. They all are pretty good at their crafts, ( Managing: Joe Girardi, Hitting: Mark Reynolds, Fielding: Brendan Ryan) and in total, could only cost about $11 million, which is a huge discount after the Cano resigning.
Cuatro on the list, the Yankees should trade for Brock Holt. He is only 25 and is a above-average Minor League hitter. He is also an above-average defender as well. plus, I don't think he'll be worth high-end prospects either and can turn out to be a great Major League baseball player if given the opprotunity to do so.
Fifth, if Curtis Granderson could agree on his qualifying offer, which should be $14 million, then take him back.He still provides the power and good speed, not to mention he's a great clubhouse guy. Even so, the Yankees should trade for Alex Presley. He's a good offensive palyer and average on defense, so he can become a pretty good designated hitter. He's a .275 BA guy, with approximately 10 home runs and 50 RBIs as a Yankee. Add to that the fact that he's just at the tender age of 28.
With all these offseason moves, the Yankees should once again, alongside a healthy Pineda, Teixeira, Jeter, Granderson and Phelps, with an effective Sabathia as the head of the pitching staff and Robbie as the chief of the offense, be not only primed for a postseason run, but a division crown and home-field advantage chance as well.