The offseason hadn't delivered much excitement prior to the Winter Meetings, but like a charm the annual check-in point provided a massive acceleration to several big moves. First, and most relevant to Yankees fans, New York swung a blockbuster deal to get Juan Soto from the Padres just a day after a trade within the Rivalry to get Alex Verdugo from the Red Sox. Then Shohei Ohtani made his decision in free agency just a few days later, going crosstown to the Dodgers. The game is in full swing now.
The Yankees still have plenty of work cut out for them, and they're keeping their foot on the pedal with a pursuit of Japanese star pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The bidding involves a lot of teams, but theyre considered one of the frontrunners and Hal Steinbrenner has approved opening the pursestrings to pull off all of this. Will the Yankees get their man, and will they still spend big if they don't? Can two major splashes fix enough of the problems that this team faced? If you’ve got questions like these, or anything else on your mind, send ‘em in for a chance to be featured in our Yankees mailbag.
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