Yankees' Top Backup Plans If They Lose out on Robinson Cano, Masahiro Tanaka

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Yankees' Top Backup Plans If They Lose out on Robinson Cano, Masahiro Tanaka
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The New York Yankees have been the biggest winners in the offseason thus far, signing free agents Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.

However, the news hasn't been great over the last 24 hours for New York. And the bad news deals with the Yankees' two biggest targets this offseason.

The first deals with Robinson Cano, who has agreed to sign with the Seattle Mariners, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Then there's the news that Masahiro Tanaka may not be posted by his Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, according to a tweet by David Lennon of Newsday—"Rakuten clearly unhappy with $20M posting max—understandably. Keeping a star like Tanaka could be worth more and they suggested that."

The Yankees are going to have to look elsewhere to make improvements to their team. But where will they look?

Here's a look at the Yankees' top backup plans with Cano now in Seattle and if Tanaka stays in Japan.

 

Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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