Report: Yankees looking to trade for David Freese

Well, this is interesting:

I don’t believe this is a possibility solely because the Yankees believe they need to replace A-Rod, I think Freese it is an insurance policy. Some people seem to be jumping the gun a bit and think that it’s a foregone conclusion that Rodriguez will be suspended. Freese could share third base duties with Rodriguez if the suspension is overturned or is scaled back from the 211 MLB is looking for.

Anyway, Freese could be a good pickup for the Yankees. He played in 138 games for the Cardinals last year and batted .262/.340/.381/.721. I realize it’s not stellar but Jayson Nix, who played third base the most for the Yankees last season batted .236/.308/.311/.619 in 86 games.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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