The New York Yankees need some help on the offensive end, and they need it now. After another depressing performance in the batter's box during Game 2 of the ALCS, the Bombers find themselves down 0-2 with the prospect of facing Detroit Tigers ace, Justin Verlander.
Clearly there are some guys on this team who are hitting, and some who simply aren't. It's time for Manager Joe Girardi to take some steps to help fix this ailing offense.
Let's take a look at what the Yanks could do to bolster their lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS.
1. Ichiro Suzuki: LF
Ichiro has been hot in these playoffs and there's no reason to move him from the top of the order now.
Combined with his ability to handle the bat, speed and defensive prowess in the outfield, Suzuki is the best table-setter the Yanks have by far on this roster. Now all that's left is to find someone to hit behind him that can actually make contact.
2. Eduardo Nunez: DH
The New York Jets are in desperate need of a wide receiver at this point in the season and what better person to fill that void than Terrell Owens.
Owens made his pitch to the Jets through his Twitter account mentioning his interest in playing for the team.
"Hey JETS!!! I'm available! I'm ready, willing & able! Call my agent @jordanwoy & let's make it happen."
It might seem like far too little too late for New York, but is it really?
Waking up this morning after a tough loss to the Texans on Monday Night Football, the Jets find themselves but one game behind the New England Patriots for the division lead. As bad as things have gone thus far in the 2012 season, the Jets are nowhere near done.
The loss of Santonio Holmes was a huge blow for the team being that No. 10 was far and away their best receiver. On top of that, injuries to Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill have further crippled this team's receiving corps and made it much tougher for an already struggling Mark Sanchez.