For all the good moves Cash made at the deadline this year, the one that didn’t pan out was the swap of Kelly Johnson for Stephen Drew. Drew, who was strongly-pursued by the Yankees last offseason, held out and didn’t sign with a team after declining his qualifying offer from the Red Sox. When the season started and he remained jobless, he came crawling back to Boston and began what ended up being the worst season of his career. He finished that season playing second base in New York and moonlighting as Derek Jeter‘s potential replacement at shortstop. Now he’s looking at entering free agency again with his value at an all-time low and an obvious match with the Yankees as that replacement. Should they give it another go with Drew?
- Position of Need- The Yankees had the same starting shortstop for the last 19 years and for the last couple of them they didn’t have a very good starting shortstop.