After a weekend that ended with Carlos Beltran playing first base, and almost put Dean Anna behind the dish, there is no room left for denial that the Yankees need infield help now.
The Yankees dodged a bullet this weekend against the Red Sox, but this infield is way too nicked up to put the 2014 season at risk after spending like nobody’s business during the off-season.
After 13 games the infield injuries to Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Brendan Ryan, Brian Roberts, Francisco Cervelli and Brian McCann, who is heading to the doctor today gives GM Brian Cashman plenty of reasons to talk to Hal Steinbrenner about getting Drew.
Yes, it is unfortunate for Hal’s wallet that Drew is a Boras client but after blowing past the $189 million dollar mark there is zero reasons to stop now.
My advice is the Yankees should look at this as a blessing.
As the wheels could have fallen off in late June, or in the middle of August when getting help would not have been right in their face, like Drew is now.
Drew solves the issues at second base and shortstop, two positions that the Yankees have good reason to worry about with 149 games left to play.
The Yankees should offer Drew $22 million over 2-years because Boras will stick it to them somehow, and better with money than time in my opining.
Now the only question is what are the Yankees waiting for?
With the number of injuries around the baseball already, the Yankees better go get to Drew and fast.
Or else the Yankees look destined for their couches again come October.
And please, spare me with any Scott Sizemore notions as he is just another injury waiting to happen.