Boss not satisfied with winning
A team can survive but actually thrive with a replacement level (or worse) player at one or even two positions.
And, regardless of what happens in the rest of the 2003 World Series, he will be looking to perfect his roster even further in the coming offseason. There is a strong suspicion that he will make a big play for free agent Vladimir Guerrero to correct the team's weakest link: right field.
With a budget that appears to have no upper limit, there are no financial reasons why he can't have what he wants whenever he wants it. If that means having an all-star-caliber player at every position, then so be it. Is that trip necessary, however? Can't a team not only survive but actually thrive with a replacement level (or worse) player at one or even two positions? Of course it can. It is not only possible to have a blemish in the lineup and still succeed it is actually standard operating procedure. The Yankees need look no further than their own history to see that this is so.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Sandoval set for 'new challenge' in Boston
- Source: Lester, Giants will meet next week
- Reds hire Towers as special assistant to GM
- Stranded at third: Giants lose 3B coach, too
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Nike Men's New York Yankees Authentic Collection Dri-fit Grey Polo