As of today, assuming no one retires, gets traded, or is released, the Yankees will have the following on their roster in 2016:
40-year old Alex Rodriguez
39-year old Carlos Beltran
36-year old Mark Teixeira
35-year old CC Sabathia
32-year old Brian McCann
32-year old Jacoby Ellsbury
McCann and Ellsbury really won’t be an issue until closer to 2018. And, maybe A-Rod will be out of baseball in the next year or two? And, I suspect that you could use Beltran as a bench player/DH come 2016 – like the Yankees used Ruben Sierra and Bernie Williams in their last seasons.
But, the Yankees really need to start breaking in some younger players, right?