New York Yankees: Consider An Andujar Trade If Didi Resigns

New York Yankees, Miguel Andujar

The New York Yankees will be forced to make a decision on third baseman Miguel Andujar knowing that he will be healthy for the start of the 2020 season. Gio Urshela had a great year at third and deserves the starting spot. But, I don’t think that Miggy should necessarily go to first base. The Yankees should strongly consider trading him, and weather Didi Gregorius resigns or not has a part of it.

If Didi Signs:

Didi Gregorius resigning with the Yankees would mean that Gleyber Torres plays everyday second base again, shifting DJ LeMahieu back to first. Luke Voit and Mike Ford are proven over there, and they should keep one, if not both. I’d rather they keep Ford for lefty power.

Gio Urshela would play everyday at third as planned. They could keep Andujar to back up the corners, but that might be too much corner depth and not enough middle infield depth. Tyler Wade or Thairo Estrada would likely get a spot for the middle infield.

If Didi Doesn’t Sign

If Didi Gregorius and the Yankees can’t strike a deal, you absolutely keep Andujar.

Torres would shift to everyday short and DJ to everyday second. First base could be Andujar, Ford, or Voit with Andujar backing up third. They would have to decide on Ford or Voit, but it probably wouldn’t be feasible to keep both.

Unless, what if Gio Urshela was to learn shortstop and second? He could still primarily play third, but it could make him more versatile and be able to carry both Voit and Ford instead of one of them and a primary middle infielder.

The only thing with that is that Wade and Estrada can both play outfield when necessary, and that is a thing the team would seriously have to consider when making roster cuts.

The Yankees have a decision to make on Miguel Andujar, and a lot of the decision comes from weather Didi Gregorius resigns or not.