- Re-sign Dellin Betances
An injury-plagued year caused Betances to miss virtually the whole entire year. He was sorely missed as the overuse of the bullpen was on full display in the postseason. Having his arm could have been a deciding factor in some big moments. While tearing your Achilles is less than ideal, Betances figures to be at full strength come the regular season. There have been some rumblings that the cross-town rival Mets have high interest in the RHP.
He is close to newly hired manager Carlos Beltran who has left his role as “Special Advisor” for the Yankees. This would be a huge blow to the Yankees because of how reliable Betances has been in his five plus years in relief. It would also be a bonus to have him join such an elite bullpen that proved to be the Yankees strength for the majority of the year. Even if it is a one-year deal with a player option for another year, it would be a massive win for the Yankees. Keeping a top bullpen arm and not committing so many years would benefit the payroll if they decide to spend big this offseason.
Beating the Mets in about anything is the Yankees forte and to think they can’t persuade Dellin to come back to win another World Series seems outlandish. Signing him is a priority and something that should get done soon.