You know, after the Yankees lose, I usually like to map out the plans for the postseason, but, you know what? It's rehashing the same old B.S. over and over. The Yankees continually find themselves locked in with monster contracts on underperforming players like Giambi, Johnson, Sheffield, Wright, etc. etc. etc.
What are the Yankees going to do? Ideally, I'd blow up the whole team, but obviously that isn't an option. Giambi and Randy aren't going anywhere with their contracts. Sheffield is done in pinstripes. Mussina's option is getting declined, and it has become a question as to whether the Yankees will even attempt to sign him back at all.
A-Rod is the biggest question, and I've posted my thoughts on the situation in several other threads floating around in the Game Commentary forum and the Baseball Leftovers.
The pitchnig staff is in shambles. Wang is the only reliable starter next year. RJ the only other starter under contract, after Wright is bought out (obviously I'm not counting Pavano, whom I have zero faith in, and is a complete waste).
The bullpen is awful. Farnsworth proved to be worthless, as most of us projected. They have nobody else back there besides Rivera. You can't do too much to the lineup, as Posada, Giambi, Cano, Jeter, Matsui, Damon and Abreu are all locked in, and A-Rod as well, pending whatever happens with that situation.
Likely, what you'll see is alot of A-Rod rumors amounting to absolutely nothing, the Yankees give way too much money to Zito, probably sign some other overrated, overpriced Wright/Pavano type to fill in the rotation, and maybe pick up another aged, past his prime, offensive player to play 1st base.
Other than that, my guess is as good as yours.