One way or another, the 2014 Major League Baseball season will come to an end tonight. Once that happens and the champagne starts flowing in one of the locker rooms in KC, the offseason will be officially underway. The Yankees have plenty to do this offseason, as we’ve been detailing and dissecting for the last few weeks, and there could be a fair amount of roster turnover.
Before we get to that part, it only makes sense to take a look at the current roster situation. The Yankees always seem to be under some kind of 40-man roster squeeze and it stands to reason that they’ll have another one on their hands at some point over the next few months as they re-sign and/or sign new players.
As of this morning, the Yankees have 45 players listed on their 40-man roster. 9 infielders, 9 outfielders, 5 catchers, and 22 pitchers. When free agency becomes official, 12 of those players will come off the roster (Capuano, Hill, Huff, Kuroda, McCarthy, Robertson, Rogers, Drew, Headley, Jeter, Ichiro, Young), dropping the Yankees back down to 33. …