The Yankees had a great week at the Winter Meetings, trading for Curtis Granderson and re-signing Andy Pettitte, but they still have some work to do if they want to repeat in 2010. Granderson gives the team a young, athletic centerfielder who will provide plenty of left-handed power. But, his addition will not make up for the potential loss of both Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui. One of those two should be retained, or another hitter brought in, to complete the lineup. And, while the top of the rotation is settled, who will fill the final two spots?
But, compared to the Mets, the Yankees have all the answers. The Mets have decided to pursue Jason Bay and Bengie Molina, two hitters who would bring some punch to an anemic lineup, but there is a lot more that needs to be done. New York’s rotation is a mess and adding another starter should be a priority. Lastly, while no team can expect to overcome the injuries the Mets suffered in 2009 the troubles exposed the lack of depth within the organization, a problem they definitely need to address.