The ideal Yankees off-season


SIGN COLE: That's the key, period.

Allow Didi to walk (already has to the Phillies?)

Move Gleyber back to SS and make DJL the everyday 2B moving forward.

Hicks will be out till about June following surgery, so sign Gardner to a one year deal.

Luke was playing hurt down the stretch. Had his surgery and ready for opening day.

Re-sign Dellin Betances to a one year deal, to prove he is all the way back.

Trade Andujar & Frazier to Zona for LH-SP Robbie Ray, but they have to take JA Happ.

Trade Tanaka for prospects. Strictly a cost-cutting move we'll need to make for Cole.

Let Romine walk and go with the cheaper option at backup Catcher, Kyle Higashioka.

  1. 2B DJL
  2. SS Gleyber Torres
  3. RF Aaron Judge
  4. DH Giancarlo Stanton
  5. C Gary Sanchez
  6. 1B Luke Voit (Hicks batting sixth when he returns from surgery.)
  7. 3B Gio Urshela
  8. LF Tauchman or Florial (Was making the team last year in camp before he got hurt.)
  9. CF Brett Gardner (Hicks plays CF when he returns and Gardner moves to LF.)

SP1 Gerrit Cole
SP2 Luis Severino
SP3 James Paxton
SP4 Robbie Ray
SP5 German, Loaisiga or Montgomery


Aroldis Chapman
Zack Britton
Dellin Betances
Chad Green
Adam Ottavino
Tommy Kahnle (Loaisiga or Monty if German is the fifth starter.)
Johnathan Holder (Loaisiga or Monty if German is the fifth starter.)


C Kyle Higashioka
1B Mike Ford
INF Tyler Wade
OF Tauchman or Florial (Depending on which of the two starts on that day.)

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