The most intriguing question facing the Yankees is not which of their veterans can come back or who they can acquire to help their chances this year, but what the next decade will look like for the Yankees. Only Cano, Gardner and perhaps Sabathia, are both young and good enough to be around and contributing in five years. The prospects who are expected to arrive in the next few years are solid but unspectacular. Accordingly, the Yankees need to build a team based on some good prospects, a contingent of aging and, due to contracts, largely unmovable veterans, and, of course, the ability to outspend everybody. This last point alone will not be enough to build a winner.
Written by Lincoln Mitchell On In Baseball Tagged New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera, Rafael Soriano, World Series, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Ichiro Suzuki, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, MIckey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Mason Williams, Gary Sanchez, CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams