The New York Yankees are leading the public to believe they will not play much in free agency this winter, preferring to keep payroll relatively constant while continuing to develop homegrown stars. While that sounds like a noble goal, does anyone really believe the Yankees will not be targeting at least one frontline starting pitcher and power bat that will each cost over $100 million?
Yeah, me neither.
The Yankees returned to the postseason this October after a brief hiatus, but it was one and done for the Bronx Bombers. The Yankees have questions in their rotation, and an aging roster. Getting another playoff season out of this group of players will likely be difficult, and the team overachieved this year to even reach the Wild Card game. There are big questions surrounding the future of the Yankees, especially as the Toronto Blue Jays appear to have emerged as a big market threat and the Boston Red Sox prepare to attempt to win the offseason for a second straight year.
Here are the five biggest questions that will dog the New York Yankees over the offseason.