Now with less than three weeks remaining until Opening Day the Yankees find themselves with some serious question marks after losing both Curtis Granderson (broken forearm) and Mark Teixeira (sprained wrist) for at least the first month of the season. Normally the first month of the season, you would say eh, no big deal right? Well, not exactly. See both these injuries can easily be re-aggravated if Granderson and/or Teixeira come back too soon or swing awkwardly. This is why the Yankees must make a move. What kind? An important one that will help them this season, yet still keep them at the all important $189 million cap for 2014. Who exactly can accomplish both of these factors? Two names come to mind
1. Justin Morneau of the Twins: Why?
- with just one-year left on his contract he would not affect the Yankees goal for 2014.
- he would serve as more than just a replacement at 1B for Teixeira. He can DH for Travis Hafner who will likely be on the DL at least once in 2013.
- Morneau also improves your bench which was a strength for the team in 2012.
- one key word: versatility. Something that is lacking from the current lineup. Cuddyer can play 1B, 3B and the outfield.
- a right handed bat that has had success in the American League.
- Only two years remain on his contract.
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