Friday, November 8, 2019


The post-season blues are starting to set in. However, a lot needs to be done during this downtime. With GM meetings approaching, let's make a wish list of what the Yankees need to flourish in 2020.

1. Spend money on starting pitching.

Source: Sports Illustrated

There are a ton of free-agent options that the Yankees can pursue such as Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler, and Madison Bumgarner.

CC Sabathia has been chatting to Cole about going to New York.

"Me and Gerrit Cole have spoken at length many times about me pitching as a Yankee as a West Coast Guy," Sabathia said. "If you give [him] enough money, he's going to want to come here. I am speaking from experience."

2. Re-sign Brett Gardner.

Source: NY Daily News

Even though Gardner is a free agent, I cannot see him leaving the Yankees. Last season he hit .251/.325/.503 with a career-high 28 home runs and 10 stolen bases. Plus, the outfield needs help with Giancarlo Stanton being injured for most of the season, and Aaron Hicks getting Tommy John surgery.

“I don’t think there’s any question as to what his capabilities are,” GM Brian Cashman told reporters. “He’s tremendous on both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively, including playing center field.”

3. Figure out a deal with Didi Gregorius?

Source: 12up

With no qualifying offer to Didi, is it the end of him in the Bronx? As sad as it is to say, the Yankees would be okay without Didi. Gleyber Torres can take over shortstop, problem solved. But, it would be sad to see Didi go.

With an already solid team, the one thing that is most important this post-season is pitching. Let's hope these meetings build the foundation for number 28.

--Missy O'Rourke
BYB Contributor
Twitter: @missy_orourke

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