It was another fast and furious night at the Winter Meetings last night and once again the Yankees weren't in on the action. After making a couple of moves last Friday and going into "acquisition mode", they have acquired exactly zero players at the meetings and watched as more than 1 of their key targets were signed away by other teams. It's been over 2 weeks since we've looked at the up-to-the-minute Opening Day roster. Hard to see where the progress has been made in that time. C- Brian McCann 1B- Mark Teixeira 2B- Martin Prado SS- Didi Gregorius 3B- Alex Rodriguez LF- Brett Gardner CF- Jacoby Ellsbury RF- Chris Young DH- Carlos Beltran
Is that team any better than it was 16 days ago? Is it worse? I really don't know. The pitching staff seems to have taken a step back and A-Rod is still playing third base. Even if he's not/can't, Prado at third and Pirela at second doesn't make the team much better. And the last day of the Winter Meetings is usually just the Rule 5 Draft and then everybody getting out of town, so I wouldn't expect anything major from the Yankees today.
So to review. D-Rob gone, Lester gone, McCarthy going and almost gone, other relief options gone, nothing concrete on the situation with Chase Headley, and no clue what Hirok is planning on doing next year. But hey, at least we got that supplementary draft pick, right? The offseason is far from over, but the Yankees have not made their team much better so far and they're losing viable upgrade options left and right. Unless they've got a series of moves in the works like the Dodgers did yesterday, it's might be time to start accepting that this team isn't going to be very good next year.