Today marks the beginning of an annual offseason tradition at Pinstripe Alley: the free agent target series. The Yankees are seemingly always linked to All-Star players left and right, and even when they’re not, it’s a good exercise to think about how these free agents might possibly fit in pinstripes. After all, GM Brian Cashman has demonstrated over the years that he’s willing to cause a position crunch and figure out the potential logjam later if the player is worth it.
So with the market in mind, here’s a new FanPost Friday prompt:
Who should be the Yankees’ primary free agent target?
Our only request is that your FanPost does not put the spotlight on DJ LeMahieu or Masahiro Tanaka. It makes plenty of sense to bring the fan favorites back, but since they’re so popular, we have a feeling that most of the submissions will focus on them (especially LeMahieu). So just know that we understand who your actual No. 1 priority would probably be! But for the sake of the exercise, use your creative genes to tell us why you think one of these guys should be the top target. Simple enough!
Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before December 11th for your post to be considered.