Many people would like to see the Yankees sign a big free agent pitcher like Sabbathia, or David Cone, or somebody like that. There is one big problem. Money. We know the Yankees have a lot of it, but so do the Mets, and after they missed the playoffs for the second straight year they're going to be shopping. The question is, is it worth getting into a bidding war with the Mets over Sabbathia, Cone, or Leiter? (Okay, I clearly don't know who the other major free agent pitchers are). Maybe we should let the kids bomb for another season or so, and hope Wang stays healthy, and that Moose wins 20 as he emulates Jamie Moyer.
So what do you think, bidding war for the big guns (i.e. my biceps) or hope and pray the Devil Rays are a fluke, the Red Sox all decide to retire after this season, and that a bunch of kids with injury histories and poor past performance pull us out of the muck? Alternative #3 is picking up middle tier guys and hoping they mesh as a squad, with Moose as they aged veteran, Joba as the cocky kid whose brashness might get everyone killed but may also save the day, Wang as the quiet Asian guy who it turns out goes crazy in battle, Phil Hughes as the pensive one who keeps a journal, and Alfredo Aceves as the Spanish guy they cast just to make lame ethnic references and stereotypical remarks. This movie is going to be awesome!