Bloody Sox wrote:Not sure what they could/should do in the outfield. They have Damon, Matsui, Melky, and Nady. Seems they need a CF but there are no real good CF free agents. They could re-sign Abreu, they could sign Manny or Dunn or to play OF/DH along with the above but their OF defense would be just as bad. Not sure - but its not THAT big of a problem. Maybe swing a trade for a CF?
What the Yankees do with the outfield will be the most interesting part of the Yankees offseason to me. The big mistake would be resigning Abreu or signing Manny or Dunn and sticking Damon in CF. It's obvious they will spend money on pitching, but it's a step sideways to bring in guys like CC and/or Sheets only to have probably the worst defensive outfield behind them. They probably bring in a stopgap to play CF, someone like Mark Kotsay to buy time until Austin Jackson is ready. Of course Jackson is an unproven prospect, but I don't see much out there even on the trade market.
They need to find some relief help, but that can be easily remedied by signing Fuentes and a few other FA relievers.
I disagree with this. After a terrible first few games with the team, Marte has pitched well. Chamberlain will probably spend part of the season in the bullpen. I think guys like Veras, Edwar Rameriz, Bruney, Humberto Sanchez and Phil Coke are more than enough of a bridge to Mo. They also have a very good RP prospect named Mark Melancon who I think will be the 8th inning man by next year's all star break. I'm not worried about the bullpen, they don't need to sign anyone.