Better Alternative: In The "Rick" Of Time, Yankees Should Sign Ankiel

Aroob KhanContributor IDecember 21, 2009

The Yankees continue to pursue DH Nick Johnson to a point that all that's remaining is a Physical and he is a Yankee. 

What I don't seem to understand is why the Yankees are pursuing Johnson when they can get a much better alternative in Rick Ankiel. 

Not only does Ankiel have more power, he is a much better fit in the Yankees power lineup than Johnson. The left handed bat Ankiel would bring to the lefty friendly Yankee Stadium would be a huge plus to the Yankee lineup.

Plus with hitters like Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano, and Curtis Granderson around him, Ankiel will strive. 

The Addition of Rick Ankiel corresponding with the addition of Curtis Granderson will make up for the loss of Matsui and Damon. 

So all I ask is if your are reading this and have any way of reaching Brian Cashman, Please relay this message to him. Tell him its from a die hard Yankee fan. 

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