Analysis

Yankees: 4 Moves That Would Get Them Back To The World Series

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 20: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees reacts at second base after his fourth inning double against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
  1. Commit to one DH for the entire season barring injury

Whether it be Giancarlo Stanton or signing someone else, the Yankees have to keep the DH position relatively the same for the season. I understand the lineup changed due to injuries during the 2019 season, but Boone has been tinkering with the lineup since his first day on the job. Having a permanent DH would do wonders for this ball club.

When healthy, maybe Stanton is the everyday left fielder and doesn’t have to worry about DH duty. It has been known that Stanton prefers to play defense and hit rather than just DH. Can Mike Tauchman emerge as an everyday left fielder to make Stanton such an obvious choice for the DH spot? Maybe this is where a Clint Frazier or Mike Ford comes along. Both showed they are capable of hitting at the Major League level, but can either be consistent enough to be the DH for the New York Yankees?

If the Yankees do not sign anyone like a Nicholas Castellanos look for these two to be the likely suitors to DH. Edwin Encarnacion was a nice replacement until the ALCS, but the likelihood of bringing him backs seems slim to none. Knowing that their window is now, the Yankees Front Office and scouting department should not be complacent if they do not feel any of these candidates are worthy of being the full time DH.

This is an exciting problem to have because there are so many options that could work out. Hopefully most people are rooting for the kids because I know I am.

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