It has been over a decade since the Yankees have made a World Series appearance, so what can they do to change their luck in 2020?
The 2010s were a rough decade for the Yankees, as they were unable to even reach the World Series with many years of heartbreak instead. It seemed as if every year they had a solid team in the regular season, but once the postseason arrived they just couldn’t seem to get over that final hurdle.
So, with that being said, let’s take a look at four moves the Yankees can make to get back to the World Series in 2020:
- Sign Gerrit Cole to improve the quality of the rotation
With the Yankees losing in the ALCS to the (cheating) Astros, an ideal form payback would be to sign their prized free agent and best pitcher Gerrit Cole. While rumors have been made that the Yankees have interest, no one is exactly sure what an offer would look like for the Cy Young runner-up. Some believe the price tag could be well over David Price’s record-breaking seven- year, $217 million contract.
What does it matter at this point? The Yankees would be naïve to pass on dominant starting pitcher in the midst of his prime. Not only will he command this type of money, but he deserves every penny. With a great postseason track record to boot, he is an ideal fit to go along with a pitching rotation that hasn’t given much length in the past couple of seasons. Having a bona-fide ace that Boone can continuously count on to provide six-plus innings in a meaningful start is a luxury the Yankees can afford.
To Hal and Cash, give Cole a blank check, the rumors are already all over the internet and the fan base will be rejuvenated once more. Do the right thing.