In missing the playoffs for only the second time since 1995, New York Yankees‘ general manager Brian Cashman was tasked with making sure that 2013 was just an exception to the rule.

The club entered the offseason with several players leaving via free agency.  Among them were All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano who found his riches in Seattle and center fielder Curtis Granderson, whose move was somewhat shorter (he signed with the Mets).

To date, Cashman has already addressed the offensive deficits with some marquee names from the free-agent market.  He’s also used that market to give some depth to the lineup and provide a “safety net” should debilitating injuries like those last season to shortstop Derek Jeter and first baseman Mark Teixeira occur again.

In particular, one of the team’s greatest falloffs of 2013 was in home runs.  After leading MLB in that category in 2012, the team fell to 22nd in 2013.

This article will take a look at the Yankees’ offseason signings and rank them as to what they mean to returning the club to the top of the power statistics in MLB.

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