The New York Yankees spent nearly half a billion dollars keeping Aaron Judge and star touchdown Carlos Rodon in the free agent market.
Despite owner and managing partner Hal Steinbrenner rising to the bar and committing to a bright future, the Yankees aren’t finished acquiring players just yet, with several needs noted on the list.
During Aaron Judge’s introductory press conference after signing his new deal on Wednesday morning, he indicated that the team had added a number of quality pieces, but that some moves could happen in the future. Manager Aaron Boone and Steinbrenner have both imitated this statement, so we should expect General Manager Brian Cashman to be on the cutting edge.
Hal Steinbrenner: “We’re not done yet.”
The Yankees still need left field and some bullpen support:
Whether it’s more bullpen support or filling the left spot with a competent starter, the Yankees will no doubt continue to bolster the roster heading into the 2023 season.
To compete with the Houston Astros in the playoffs, the Yankees must have strengths across the board and not responsibilities like they did at the end of the 2022 campaign. Relying on young players like Oswaldo Cabrera and Oswald Peraza for the big moments was a losing strategy, but they have a bit of experience under their belt from That would help moving forward. They were only put in this position as a result of inadequacies and injury, to begin with, so they can’t be blamed.
However, the sentiment in the room during Judge’s press conference definitely showed their excitement about adding more talent. The question is, will they look into the free agent market or trade for a productive solution?