Yankees won’t sniff the playoffs for awhile
Detroit’s sweep of the Yankees is no aberration but a sign of things to come.
The Bombers are old, their farm system is thin. The free agent market is sparse, and the few stars available (Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton) are bad fits for New York. Brian Cashman would be wise to sign Michael Bourn, but he alone won’t alter their fortunes.
Maybe they can coax Lee Gutterman and Kevin Maas out of retirement. And Joe Girardi better watch his back — I hear Stump Merrill is available.