The Yankees have to sign the right-handed free agent no matter what it costs
The Yankees missed out on Gerrit Cole when they drafted him knowing he was going to college and then because they didn’t want to part with Miguel Andujar or Clint Frazier. They can’t miss out a third time.
The left-hander's career came to an end in the most fitting way
I will remember the good times from CC Sabathia’s Yankees career and him representing a time when ownership would do whatever to build the best possible roster, when only winning the World Series mattered.
The first real season of the Yankees' championship window of opportunity was wasted
Two 100-win seasons in a row, both ended with elimination after the offense performed its annual October disappearing act. The Yankees can’t bring back the same team next year and expect a different result.