Re: Can the Yankees get better this year?
posted at 6/30/2013 6:36 PM EDT
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
IRT the OP, I do not believe they can better without discarding with the $189M. They only have two AS's and one is a FA and one is retiring.
Some will have a fit, but it is time to clean house. The middle path of $189M is seemingly impossible.
Assuming they re-sign Can for say $22M, they have about $100M committed to Tex, Cano, ARod, Jeter, Wells, Ichiro, and Gardner.
Assuming no addition at catcher and DH, that's an average offense at best. The rotation is CC, Pineda, Phelps, Nova? So if you re-sign Kuroda and Pettitte, your rotation is up to $55M.
So you're up to $155M without a closer, the rest of the BP, and the bench.
They'll be okay at $189M, but that's about it, imho.
The Yankees this season are where the Sox were last season prior to the trade.
It's too bad the Dodgers only have a need for a 2nd baseman at this time and rather than trade for Cano will mount a full scale price war when he becomes a free agent.