Mientkiewicz will bat ninth and provide defense at first base. According to the Fielding Bible, which ranked him behind only Mark Teixeira with the glove:
"He has range and agility and is like a vacuum sucking up all throws, good and bad."
I suppose you can claim the Yankees don’t need more offense, but runs and runs. I would’ve sought out someone who can hit, too. It’s an easy way to upgrade the club further.