2. Will Brett Gardner be the Yankees starting Left Fielder come Opening Day?
There have been rumors throughout the offseason – albeit quiet – that the Yankees are willing to part with Brett Gardner to improve their pitching staff. Gardner became even more expandable this offseason when the Yankees acquired Aaron Hicks from the Twins for John Ryan Murphy. With all the question marks surrounding the Yankees pitching staff, it would be wise to add to their depth in that area. The Yankees could potentially deal Gardner in a package to the Indians – for Carrasco or Salazar – or to the Padres – for Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner. At this point it looks like the Yankees are planning to enter the 2016 season with Gardner as their starting left fielder and hope that their rotation can stay healthy.