Here is my peek into the crystal ball: How will the 2010 Yankees do?
Here is a trade that they will make:
Jesus Montero, Melky Cabrera, Joba Chaimberlain, and Ian Kennedy to the Blue Jays for Roy Halladay, Brad Emaus, and Vernon Wells.
The Free Agents that will be signed:
Lineup and predictions:
1: Derek Jeter, SS: .330, 15 homers, 70 RBI, 2 errors. Another great year for the greatest basehitter in the storied history of the Yankees
2: Robinson Cano, 2B: .325, 27, 95, 162 games played, leads the Yankees. A breakout year for Cano, his sweet swing propels him as he rides the two train for the Yankees.
3: Mark Teixeira, 1B: .297, 41, 120, 1 MVP trophey. An MVP year for Tex. 'Nough said.
4: Alex Rodriguez, 3B: .275, 42, 130, 1 more World Series ring: His average and speed continue to slow with age, but he breaks out with a league leading 42 home runs.
5: Jason Bay, LF: .270, 35, 110, 180 Ks: Although he leads the Yankees in strikeouts, he produces. And, he is an upgrade defensivly in left.
6: Hideki Matsui, DH: .270, 21, 95, 0 games played in the field: His numbers continue to sink with age, but he has another great season with the Yankees.
7: Jorge Posada, C: .270, 20, 80, 100 games played: His last season at catcher, he will continue to impress on ofense, and his D continues to decline. Joe Mauer is a free agent in 2011...
8: Vernon Wells, CF: .300, 25, 110, 2 Errors: His impressive play will earn him the six spot, but he will have to start out here.
9: Nick Swisher, RF: .250, 29, 80, 1 SB: He is far from the best hitting right fielder in Yankee history, but what he brings to the clubhouse makes it worth it.
1: Roy Halladay: 2.80 ERA, 22-5, 210 Ks, 1 Cy Young trophey: I can't really say much more.
2: C.C. Sabathia: 3.10, 20-7, 210, 5 CG: He will try to work hard to uproot the ace hole from Roy, and his stats will look a little better.
3: A.J. Burnett: 4.50, 15-10, 150, 102 BB: I would call it a failure.
4: Jason Marquis: 4.00, 18-6, 120, all-star appearence: A great free-agent deal for the Yankees, the underrated Marquis will earn the three spot by the end of the year.
5: Andy Pettite: 4.20, 10-9, 120, he retires at the end of the year: Sadly his last year, Pettite will retire, but not after an okay year for the Yankees. He goes 6-0 in the playoffs, with a 1.20 ERA.
CL: Mariano Rivera: 1.50, 1-1, 45 saves, 0 IBB: Another Mo year.
The Yankees, if they make these moves and add some people to the bench, will win the world series, and perhaps win 116 games. This is a great team. The only thing I would worry about is injuries in the rotation. Phil Hughes would have to replace anyone who was injured in the rotation. But it will be a great year.