I can't remember the last time the Yankees actually needed to realistically fix a hitting problem in the offseason; but that's the exact position that they are in right now.
Even with arguably the top lineup throughout the major leagues, New York definitely needs to find someone who can be a huge threat near the tail end of the lineup.
Plus, with superstars like Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter looking older and more brittle by the day, this is a great time to find another guy who can really make things happen at the plate if one of New York's franchise players go down.
Guys like Andruw Jones simply won't cut it anymore, and after a disappointing offseason last year, you know that the Yanks want to make a pretty big splash over the next couple of months.
With the infield basically locked up, New York needs to look for someone to fit into the designated hitter or outfield spot more than anything else.
Sure, there's always the dream acquisition of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, and you can never count out the Yankees when it comes to big-name players.
But at this point, getting either one of these huge guys would be overkill, and there's just a very slim chance that these guys could realistically fit in the Yankees' current roster and future plans.
Still, there's plenty of other good, somewhat cheaper options this offseason that could make a huge impact.
Plus, knowing the Yanks spending history, they'll be willing to throw some big money around to ensure that they get the man they want.
Here's five big bats that the Yankees should keep an eye on.