Saturday, December 20, 2014

What the Yankees should do next

By Eddie Sapienza
Yesterday the Yankees made two trades. They now have some open spots to fill on their team. Let's get started with a good hitting infielder. The Yankees traded Martin Prado yesterday and he was a big piece to the Yankees lineup and he played solid defense.

The offseason is not over yet and their is still moves to be made. What some people have been saying is that the Yankees should sign Asdrubal Cabrera for second base as a possibility. I agree with the people who have been saying that but their is one problem.

In the system two infielders known as Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder are waiting for a call up. They both played superb in the 2015 season. Still Pirela has the edge over Refsnyder because he is a more finished product than Refsnyder.

In my opinion we should go with the home grown talent. Asdrubal Cabrera isn't considered old but us fans want this team as young as can be so Pirela/Refsnyder would be best for the job. Although that decision is up to Yankees GM Brian Cashman and he'll do what he thinks is best for the team.

Another problem that needs to be fixed is the rotation. We traded Prado and Phelps for Marlins pitcher Nate Eovaldi. From the season Eovaldi had in 2014 I'm concerned about him and the Yankees rotation.

Health isn't a concern for Eovaldi but the way he pitches is. In 2014 he went 6-14 with a 4.37 era. That is very concerning to Yankees fans. So what we did in that trade was give up one of our best hitters for a pitcher who can't even pitch. Cashman dealt wrong AGAIN but to our suffering he'll be with us for the next 3 years.

Cashman says he can transform Eovaldi into an ace. Let's hope that's true otherwise their will be rotation problems. Even though the Yankees rotation is full I still want them to go after a big pitcher such as Max Scherzer or James Shields. Scherzer's agent Scott Boras wanted 8 years 216 million dollars for Scherzer. That is a boatload of many and the Yankees will most likely not sign him.

Scherzer is a fantastic pitcher but for that money let somebody else overpay him. As for Shields I haven't heard any recent updates on him going to the Yankees or to any other team as of now. A lot of fans want the Yankees to rebuild. The Yankees are too impatient to wait 5 to 10 years for a rebuild. So that can't be a solution. If the Yankees want to make the playoffs in 2015 these moves need to be made and very soon.

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