The Yankees have now made some moves that will positively affect this team. After the Mets recent signings and trades, the Yankees had a chip on their shoulder to stay competitive with the other New York team. They recently re-signed second baseman and MVP candidate D.J. Lemahieu and signed free agent Corey Kluber. These signings show that they are trying to win a World Series bad.
While Lemahieu settled for less money than expected and offered from other teams, this means he's staying with the Bronx Bombers for 6 more years. One rumor that has been flying around is that they might have told him if he signed for less, they would get him a few more players including recently acquired Corey Kluber. Other rumors that have come out have said that they are very close on signing Luis Castillo, a right handed pitcher with the Reds. He has a nasty change-up and can be the guy they've needed for a while now.
More reports suggest the Yanks might move Gleyber Torres in a trade to acquire Castillo. In my opinion they shouldn't give up on him yet, as he still has a few years before his prime. He can be a game changer on the field and has shown his potential. When he is on his game, he can hit between 20-30 bombs in a season, and can be the guy they need to lead the line-up. Reasons to move him could be because they are a very right-handed dominated line-up that strikes out too much. He is no exception to that and they are hoping to change the line-up to be more well rounded in the future.
With the recent reports, the Yankees can potentially be World Series contenders in 2021. They already have a loaded line-up with one of the best bullpens in the game. The rotation seems to be shaping up, which is exactly what they need to be firing on all cylinders in 2021.