The 2020 MLB offseason is just getting underway, but this is the year that the Yankees should finally go for it all and spend for the big one.
We all know, we know the dazzling names that are on the free agent market this season, but in the Yankees Universe, that list really starts with Gerrit Cole and ends with 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg.
Yankee fans have endured mediocrity at times, and a whole bunch of heart break throughout the ten year drought of World Series titles. A lot of this is due to the fact that although it may be the same family, the yankees are under what feels like entirely new management. This new Steinbrenner regime seems to be more about the money than winning, unlike their father, George. “The Boss” as he was called in the golden era of the Yankees, loved watching his team win, and even more, loved when his fans were happy. Nothing makes New York sports fans happier than winning championships, and that multiplies when it comes to the 27-time World Champions of baseball.
The 2009 World Series team, which is the last that George constructed was built by spending huge dollars. Bringing in the big names: Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia, and AJ Burnett. since then, we have yet to see “The Kids” Hal, and brother, Hank dig into their pockets to really give the Yankees what they need to get back to the pinnacle. to put it in perspective, the Yankees only spend 28.89% of their $668 million revenue. putting them behind the White Sox in terms of precept spent of revenue. Yikes.
This offseason is the perfect chance to change that, the Yankees are in dire need of an ace and signing one of Gerrit Cole, or Stephen Strasburg can change all of that and I believe with the roster we have set now can get the Yankees Back to the top. Sign Both and I think the yankees are perennial World Series contenders for the next 5-7 years.
The question remains though, will “The Kids” spend the money and give Yankee fans, and New York, the team they want and deserve?
We’ll just have to wait and see.