How would you make the NY Yankees better in the off season? Do you trade A-Rod if you can get someone to trade for him? Do you platoon him and Ibanez at DH?Do you give Cano a contract extension? Re sign Swisher? Trade Granderson? Sign a high priced free agent? Trade for a top pitcher? What would you do if you were the GM of the Yankees?
Trade A-rod if possible but if not, keep him at third, despite how horrible he is in the postseason, he still has his worth (hopefully 65- 70 Rbis, 20-25 home runs I know that isn't what he's worth but what can you do)? Give Cano his contract extension, there isn't any better second basemen out there. Let Swisher go, it was fun seeing him here in New York, but 1- 36 in the postseason just isn't going to cut it and he might ask for a big contract this offseason. Resign Ichiro to fill the hole in right field. Along with some players to platoon every once in a while (players like Ibanez) Also sign some utility players to play the infield along with Nunez, but if he keeps on making errors then use him strictly as a DH until he fixes it. Gardner will occupy left field. Don't have a primary DH, just keep on rotating players, as it will take away Jeter and Arod's half-day offs. Either call up prospects to catch or just resign Martin, doesn't really matter. Keep Granderson (31) for at least 1 or 3 years until Mason Williams is ready (yes he strikes out a lot but he is still a 40 hr 100 rbi man, how are you going to replace that? Definitely DO NOT sign Hamilton with his request for a 7-year $$$ contract, horrible idea, the guy is such a streaky hitter and he's always on the DL, do you realize how much pressure it would put on the Yankees for him and Arod to be on the DL for like a month in a half? Not to mention how much it will hurt the Yankees to have (god forbid) a 42-year old Alex Rodriguez, then a 37-year old Mark Texiera, then a 40-year old Robinson Cano, then a 38 or 39-year old Josh Hamilton. It will blow up in their face. If Pettitte wants to return, let him, he pitched great this season and he's a leader for the pitching staff. Resign Koruda, he IS a top pitcher. Rotation: Sabathia Pettite Koruda Pineda Hughes I don't know what to do with Ivan Nova. The bullpen should consist of: (Nova?) Phelps, Rapada, Epply, Logan, Chamberlain, Robertson, Rivera, and Soriano (yes resign Soriano because he will come in handy once Rivera retires.) Phelps can be in the opening day rotation since Pineda doesn't come back until May but when he returns have him as your long reliever and then he can return if/when one of our pitchers make it to the DL. *Same with Nova, but not in the opening day rotation.