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FanPost Friday: Lighting a spark in the slumping Yankees

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page.

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Aside from Gerrit Cole and contributions here and there from the bullpen, the start of the 2021 season hasn’t been anything for the Yankees to write home about. Their All-Star-caliber sluggers haven’t hit, the rotation has been weak behind Cole, and their Opening Day first baseman was so bad that he retired already. It all adds up to a 5-10 record, the team’s worst start in 24 years and worse than every team in baseball except for the dismal Rockies.

If you’re looking for a saving grace, remember that it’s only April 19th and there’s plenty of time to turn this season around. (Hell, that previous 5-10 start came from a playoff team.) A little kick in the butt might not be the worst idea for the 2021 Yankees, so here’s the new FanPost Friday prompt:

What move would you make to light a spark in the Yankees’ roster?

We want you to be specific, realistic, and to not give a long laundry list of grievances. It also has to be more than just saying “Fire Brian Cashman” or “Fire Aaron Boone,” because that’s obviously not happening at this juncture. Other than that, the move can be whatever you want — a roster move, changing up the lineup or starting rotation, or something else! Just make a good, compelling case outlining your thought process, explaining the potential benefits and why you think any semblance of risk would be worth it.

Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. Make sure your entry is at least 400 words, though we’d encourage more than 600. 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 April 23rd for your post to be considered.