Yankee wishlist

The holidays are approaching, so I think it’s a good time to put together a wish list. For the Yankees, of course.

  • Resist the urge to sign Hideki Matsui. I’ve said it before, his knees make him useless. I really don’t like having a player sit on the bench and clog up that DH spot considering their are other fielding capable players on the Yankees who will need that DH every once and a while.
  • Sign Damon to a two-year deal. It will be tough to do considering Scott Boras is pushing for Jeter-like numbers (yeah right!). Damon showed last year that he is doing anything but decining and is probably on the incline. He had way better power numbers and looked better in the outfield.
  • Keep your top prospects. That means no trading for Halladay and no trading for Granderson. I can’t tell you how horrible it would be for me to see the future of the Yankees deteriorate without even giving it a chance.
  • Sign Bay or Holliday. The Yankees are going to need one of these guys, but certainly not both. They are both great players and can both fill a spot on this team.
  • Sign a starting pitcher. I don’t care if its Lackey, I dont care if it’s Bedard, I don’t care who it is. The Yankees are going to need a starting pitcher no matter what. CC and AJ are the only sure ones right now, and that is not enough.
  • Resign Pettitte. Age has proved to be an obstacle that he can overcome. He powered them through the playoffs and to a championship. The Yankees need starters anywhere they can get them. Pettitte will be cheap and will pay huge dividends.
  • Keep Joba in the bullpen. Alright, I’ll admit it. He wasn’t that good when he pitched out of the ‘pen in the playoffs. But, please don’t tell me you can tolerate another year of him starting. I certainly can’t.
  • Give Robertson more of a chance. Robertson had few tough outings during the year and was pure dominant in the playoffs. He escaped the toughest of jams that without a doubt helped the Yankees win it all. You want to make this team stronger, make Robertson a regular out of that ‘pen.
  • To MLB: Expand replay. For all that was made of all the bad calls in the playoffs, I’ll give them that none of them made a huge difference (although Mauers “foul ball” probably would have). But one thing is for certain: in the next 100 World Series, there will be a missed call that changes the outcome of the series. I would hate to see that happen knowing that MLB passed up on it.

That’s what I want. What do you want?

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3 comments

  1. thefreak

    With the Matsui thing. Don’t the Yankees receive some kind of money from japan and its media with him on the team? I agree with letting him go, but I think from a business view, the Yankees bring in more money with him on the team. So it wouldn’t surprise me to see him in pinstripes next year. Besides, its not like he’s a complete waste. The man can hit.

    HERE HERE on Robertson. He seems to be turning into a fan favorite.

    Yes Joba in the pen. Not expecting it though

  2. pakiyankee

    FINALLY, somebody else who thinks the Yankees should go after Bedard. It makes more sense for them to stabilize the rotation along with Pettitte and then if they want to (probably will) go on a spending spree next offseason to add the best players to give them a shot of winning again. Let’s hope common sense prevails.

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