Ever since I was a little kid, I always wanted to be a baseball player. When that did not panned out, being a General Manager of a team was something I wanted to do. With the Yankees not making the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, here are some of the moves that I would do if I was General Manager for one day:
1. Resign Robinson Cano- Resigning Cano is a no brainer. He has been the best hitter in the Yankees lineup and will sorely miss him if he decides to leave. I highly doubt that the Yankees will give him the $300 million dollar deal that he requested but sign him to a five year $100 million dollar deal. That sounds more feasible than giving him that ridiculous amount of money.
2. Would not go after Masahiro Tanaka- Remembered the last Japanese pitcher that the Yankees sign? Kei Igawa practically stole $46 million from the Yankees and has returned to his native Japan prior to last season. He may not join MLB this season due to a posting charge but the Yankees are eyeing him. I would entertain the idea of signing him but who knows what the Yankees will get out of him. Some teams get the Yu Darvish kind of pitcher and other teams get the Kei Igawa kind of pitcher.
3. Bring up the youngsters- The Yankees are like the San Antonio Spurs of Baseball, they are old but they still are a really good team. The only problem is the players are getting older. With the Yankees farm system looking barren, players like Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos are not live up to their potential. With other players such as Eric Jagielo and Mason Williams would be great for the Yankees.
4. Get a big free agent name– The Yankees need a big free agent name and boy they are a lot. Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann to name a few. The biggest need for the Yankees would be the in the catchers position. McCann would be a perfect fit in the lineup and at Yankee Stadium.