Many ideas have come to the light about who the Yankees may sign this offseason,, and how much we would be willing to pay for them. The following is my idea on what would be good for the yanks, and what would be just awful.
1. Robinson Cano- Great Idea. Obviously, this guy puts asses in seats. I'm not against giving him 220 mil, but anything more might be a bit ridiculous. Consider the fact that the second best second baseman in baseball is without a doubt Dustin Pedroia. The bearded midget out hustles Cano, and competes with him for the gold gove on a yearly basis, winning it this year. Pedroia just inked an 8 year 110 million deal at the beginning of the year. To give Robbie any more than twice that amount would just be ridiculous in my opinion.
2. Brian McCann- Bad Idea. Listen, I know we need a catcher desperately, and I am a big fan of Brian McCann, but I see him being another Carl Pavano. Wanting a multi year deal, then end up being out for the majority of that time with multiple injuries. Could the guy possibly get another eye surgery? I think instead we should give Romine the job and let him run with it. The kid showed promise throughout the minor leagues, and I enjoy watching him catch.
3. Masahiro Tanaka- Good Idea. Give this guy whatever he wants. We passed up on Yu Darvish, and he has made us regret it ever since. Tanaka is a tank. He handles his business over there in Japan, and I expect him to be nothing less than phenomenal over here. I don't see this being a Dice-K situation. Tanaka doesn't throw a "Gyro Ball" or have any stupid gimmicks in his windup. He has good mechanics and will be a good addition. Plus it will give Kuroda (once we re sign him to a two year 24 million dollar deal) someone to talk to.
4. Carlos Beltran- This is an absolute must. The man is a monster come october, and we are going to need someone like that if we plan on winning a world series. Plus giving Robbie someone to hit behind protect him in the lineup will make us that much more protective. Gardner, Jeter, Beltran, Cano, Teixiera would be the ideal 1-5.
These are just some moves that i've heard about. I would also like to retain Gardner and Granderson and trade Ichiro back to the Mariners for a bullpen pitcher, and let him finish out his career where he should have been all along.