After not making the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, the Yankees came into the off season willing to spend a lot on the best free agents available. After signing CC Sabathia to a record deal, a large contract to A.J. Burnett, and able to get either Ben Sheets or Derek Lowe, they are now going after free agents to improve their aging offense. The reports are that they are willing to sign Mark Teixeira or Manny Ramirez. If they do sign one, Mark Teixeira may be their best option not only because of his talent, but it will be taking him away from possibly going to the Red Sox. Here is a projected lineup if the Yanks get Teixeira and Mike Cameron:
The DH and LF spots could interchange between Matsui, Swisher, and Johnny Damon, but Jorge Posada may not be healthy again to catch a lot and be part of the DH carousal. But this is only if Mike Cameron signs, then Nick Swisher will Start in center. This a good problem for the Yanks, but not for the rest of the AL. The Yanks could also add a speedy backup to counter this aging and injury prone offense. Joey Gathright, Willy Taveras, or Jason Tyner can pinch run, swipe some bases, or come as a defensive replacement. This may be the best offense on paper, but don't forget they said that about the Detroit Tigers last season.