Barring any incredible developments in which those ahead of us cannot win a game to closeout the 2016, I think it's safe to say we'll be sitting out another October. A pill much easier to swallow thanks to the emergence of the "Baby Bombers". Excited to start talking about next year. Potential 2017 Lineup-- SP: Masahiro Tanaka SP: Michael Pineda SP: Luis Severino SP: Nathan Eovaldi SP: CC Sabathia/Adam Warren **Would look for Cashman to explore Pineda trades. He struggled throughout the season, still has age on his side, but a change of scenery seems necessary for him to rebound his career. A strong Spring from Severino will really help the roto. CC could be released in the final year of his monster deal but he's been more than serviceable late into this year. The lack of quality SP's on the open market this offseason keeps the Yanks from bringing in anyone new. I could see a smaller, Hellickson-type trade around Winter Meetings. LR: Adam Warren/CC Sabathia RP: Chasen Shreve RP: Nick Goody RP: Anthony Swarzak RP: Tyler Clippard SU: Dellin Betances CL: Aroldis Chapman/Kenley Jansen **The Yanks will make a splash in FA by bringing in an elite closer. The Yanks front office has to be thinking "what if" they hadn't dealt Chapman to the Cubs? Betances has been stellar in the CP role but the bullpen isn't what it was to start the season. CF: Jacoby Ellsbury LF: Clint Frazier 1B: Greg Bird DH: Mark Trumbo C: Gary Sanchez RF: Aaron Judge 2B: Starlin Castro 3B: Chase Headley SS: Didi Gregorious BN: Rob Refsnyder 2B/1B/OF BN: Austin Romine C BN: Ronald Torreyes 3B/SS/2B BN: Tyler Austin OF **Can't see a scenario in which McCann returns in 2017. He'll fetch a decent return on the trade market as plenty of teams head into winter desperate for a catcher who can actually hit a baseball. McCann off the books clears the path to bringing in Trumbo. Trumbo is absolutely slashing in the AL East and while the Yanks are getting younger, his being in the lineup ensures opposing teams keep pitching to The Sanchize. Curious to see how Bird bounces back from injury as he was projected to club 38 dingers last season. Brett Gardner is an other guy dealt over the Winter in order to make way for Frazier. Gardner enters the final year of his deal and should fetch a decent return of prospects because of his speed an ability to play CF. And if anyone knows how to vaporize Chase Headley, please let me know so I can drive to the Bronx and make it happen.