Pinstripe Problems: How Will New York Yankees Get Back To The Playoffs

by Gavin Ewbank | Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013
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No matter how you try to spin things off, the 2013 season was a big disappointment for the New York Yankees, and everyone in the organization will agree with that. The Yankees missed the playoffs for the second time since 2008, and now they head into the offseason with a lot of questions to answer, and a lot of positions to get straight.

The season started out great, but as the injuries continued to pile up it just became too much for the Yankees to overcome in order to make the playoffs.

With so much change coming to the roster, the Yankees were able to re-sign manager Joe Girardi to a new four-year contract, and now they have to turn their attention to Robinson Cano, the Yankees’ best player. Should Cano choose to leave, he’ll be leaving a huge gap in the middle of the lineup. Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have officially retired, and now the Yanks must find replacements for them. And no one on the planet knows what going to happen with Alex Rodriguez.

For the past week and a half, I went over every position on the field, breaking down the entire starting lineup for the Yankees, going over the 2013 roster, and looking at who the Yankees should and could sign for the 2014 season.

But now I want to hear from YOU, the readers.

I sent out a few tweets earlier in the day that asked you to give me a response to the following question in the tweet below.

A simple question, that I know a lot of people would have an opinion to. I got a lot of responses from Yankees fans, and I would like to thank everyone that participated. Well, here’s what everyone said:



Follow @GavinEwbank2013 on Twitter to continue the discussion.

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Living in always-too-hot Florida, Gavin an MLB Columnist for BHC. Apart from that, he occasionally covers high school sports for the Palm Coast Observer. You can follow Gavin on Twitter @GavinEwbank.

  • Brian Taylor

    The first order of business is cut rodriguez loose. Forget the roids, he’s just NOT a winner. Then you can address Cano & rebuilding the team.


  • eddie…yanks expert

    cut cano loose…sign cuban 2b free agent…sign mccann at c…sign beltran…stay under 189 m…sign tanaka…fill in out with bargain types for pitching & position players…make a play for stanton…make a play for headley…gut the non productive farm system & focus on rebuild…let granderson go…trade tex if you can

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