(**Editor's note - this post was written before the acquisition of Granderson)
So with Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui and Andy Pettitte as the only major unsigned players from the 2009 squad, here is a list of moves I would like the Yankees to make.
Sign Matt Holliday to a 6 year/110 mil deal
Sign John Lackey to a 5 year/90 mil deal
Sign Mark DeRosa to a 2 year/15 mil deal
Sign Aroldis Chapman to a 6 year/30 mil deal
Sign Mike Gonzalez to a 3 year/15 mil deal
Re-Sign Andy Pettitte to a 1 year/10mil deal
Trade Austin Jackson, Melky Cabrera and 2 B-Level Prospects for Curtis Granderson
Now obviously the Yankees will probably go easy this offseason after going bat shit crazy in free agency last year. But honestly, I would go for the kill and unleash Armageddon if it was my call. We could go from a great team to a legendary one if we made those moves.
All hat I ask is that they don't trade Jesus Montero. That kid is a stud and will be dropping bombs for the Bombers come 2011. Also, props to Joe Girardi for silencing all the haters out there and leading us to the promised land. He will hopefully pass Joe Torre on the ring count one day. So that about wraps it up. Hope you enjoyed this Review/Preview. Agree? Disagree? I'd love to hear some feedback in the comments section.