Day 1 Of A Busy Offseason

The Yankees have a lot of decisions to make about the makeup of their 2011 club and it starts at the top. First on the list is the manager. Should Joe Girardi come back in 2011 and beyond?

Right at 1A and 1B are the decisions about the offers to be made to Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.

Right below that is finding out what Andy Pettitte wants to do and deciding how the Yankees want to respond to that.

Beyond that, there are arbitration decisions, free agent decisions and trading decisions that have to be made.

As crucial as the 2008-09 offseason was to the franchise, this one could potentially be even bigger. The wrong choices with some of the older players could leave the Yankees in a bad position for a while to come.

I plan to tackle all of these issues and I am going to start tomorrow with the manager decision facing the Yankees.

2011 starts today