If the New York Yankees want to win the World Series this year, then they must consider signing one of these three free agents.
The New York Yankees‘ World Series-less streak continues after yet another disappointing season. New York’s roster was stacked heading into the 2021 campaign, but they spectacularly underperformed, which was highlighted by some monumental losses sprinkled throughout. To end things on a sour note, the Yankees were eliminated in the AL Wild Card round by their hated rivals — the Boston Red Sox.
Now, the Yankees have gone without winning a World Series since 2009. That was also the last time the team actually made it to the Fall Classic. Now, they enter another Hot Stove season wondering what they can do to figure it out and win their 28th Commissioner’s Trophy.
If they want that to become a reality, they should consider signing one (or more) of these three free agents.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Keeping things in-house, the Yankees need to keep Anthony Rizzo to be their starting first baseman for the foreseeable future.
The team was slumping at the time of the trade deadline, but general manager Brian Cashman negotiated a trade with the Chicago Cubs to acquire Rizzo. He immediately made a statement by hitting a home run in his first game wearing Yankee pinstripes. Not only did he perform well at the plate, but he was a spectacular defender at first base.
In 49 games with the Yankees, Rizzo slashed .249/.340/.429 while recording eight home runs, 21 RBI and 43 hits.
If there is one thing that Cashman needs to do this offseason, it is re-sign Rizzo to a long-term deal. It won’t come easy, since there are teams looking for a starting first baseman. But bringing Rizzo back would be a huge win for the Yankees.