Outfield Trade Targets

The Yankees barely have a third outfielder to start the 2013 season. Yes, they’re loaded with depth, but hardly any of these players have even seen Triple-A. Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera, and Thomas Neal may be the most prepared players, but Diaz and Rivera couldn’t even break a .290 OBP in 2012. The two starting outfielders, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki, have their own questions about health and age, and the Yankees could be in a lot of trouble if Gardner’s head-first sliding catches up to him for a second year, or Ichiro’s age starts to show. Not only does Continue reading Outfield Trade Targets

Trade Musings: Outfield Targets

“I haven’t been looking,” Cashman said. “That doesn’t mean that (it’s out of the question). Now you’ve passed the draft, people will be more interested in having conversations. I have not had any conversations with anybody about anything.” Almost immediately after we heard of Brett Gardner‘s setback last weekend, we had word from Brian Cashman on a possible replacement. Unsurprisingly, Cashman claimed that he’s been quiet on the outfield trade market, although he left the door open for future moves as the trade deadline comes to fruition. In the coming days we’ll learn more about Gardner’s injury, but that doesn’t Continue reading Trade Musings: Outfield Targets

The Biggest Move This Season Could Occur With A Swisher Injury

Less than a week ago, Nick Swisher found himself out of a game for tightness in his left groin. Yesterday, again he was pulled, this time with tightness in his right groin. Now before you hit the panic switch, groin injuries are fairly common at this time of year, the point of spring training is to loosen players up, so no further tests are planned on the 31 year old. Still, it had me thinking what would happen if Swisher faced a season ending injury. Apart from catcher, there aren’t many positions I would expect the Yankees to immediately trade Continue reading The Biggest Move This Season Could Occur With A Swisher Injury

Long-Shot Trade Targets

If we learned anything from last week’s Montero-Pineda swap, it’s that you can’t predict baseball. No one could have foreseen this trade, nor did anyone expect the trades surrounding Curtis Granderson or Nick Swisher a few years ago. With the open spot in the lineup and lingering rumors of payroll inflexibility, there is a good chance the Yankees are looking for a bat through trade. In the spirit of long-shot trades, I decided to collect the longest of shots that realistically fit the team’s needs. At this point I should offer you some sort of warning. Trade musing is all Continue reading Long-Shot Trade Targets