The NY Yankees will make changes this off-season as the team struggled to score in the post-season, but the route they take this winter is anyone’s guess as the team looks to add at least one big bat before the start of the 2013 MLB season.
Bleacher Report writer Joel Reuter suggests the team looks at Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer. The 29-year-old is one of the top free-agent players available, and the team could use his bat to help the offense next season. Mauer rebounded from an injury filled 2011 to bat .319 with 10 homers and 85 RBI for a struggling Twins team, but Minnesota will likely lose their star catcher because of financial constraints, and teams like New York or Boston could really use his services.
Mauer is a career .323 hitter and a big improvement over the current catchers on the NY Yankees roster. The first overall pick from the 2001 MLB Draft is not the power hitter he once was, but he is terrific at getting on base and driving in runs, and after a disastrous post-season, New York could use his bat to make a run at another World Series title next season.