After an offseason that saw the New York Yankees spend money as if it were burning a hole in their pockets, the team currently sits at a modest 23-20 as the season reaches its quarter mark.
While it may be good enough for first in the American League East, it is certainly not a record that reflects well on a team with championship aspirations.
Despite the high payroll and surplus of star power and talent, the Yankees still have holes that could have been addressed in the offseason. Now, general manager Brian Cashman does not have a crystal ball to see into the future, and as they say, hindsight is 20-20. However, injuries and a lack of depth at several positions have depleted the team, something that was easy to foresee coming into the year.
Looking back on it now, the Yankees probably should have made the following moves this past winter in an effort to solidify the roster.