New York Yankees: Is it time to say goodbye to Clint Frazier?

Dylan Price
New York Yankees, Clint Frazier
Apr 20, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier (77) at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Clint Frazier has been a fixture in the New York Yankees organization since the Andrew Miller trade in 2016. The Yankees acquired him and Gleyber Torres in what was a complete liquidation of their veteran assets. Torres has evidently been phenomenal in the majors but the same can’t be said about his counterpart.

You’re probably thinking what the hell Dylan, Clint has been great this year. Don’t get me wrong, he has been phenomenal at the plate and I truly love watching him play. However, he made costly defensive miscues and was a headache with the media. Not only that, but with a logjam in the Yankees outfield currently with Stanton and Judge returning, it’s difficult to find him consistent playing time in the majors, and it may always be difficult.

It feels as though this time last year the same sentiment was being repeated. For now, Gardner, Stanton, Hicks, and Judge are in the outfield but it will all work itself out and Clint will find playing time.

The fact is, it may never work itself out fully.

Estevan Florial is only one and a half to two years out from being majors ready and the Yankees just committed to Aaron Hicks long term this past offseason.

Another factor is that Clint only has the rest of this season and next season with options remaining, so essentially he needs to carve himself a spot on the big league team by next season or else things will get tricky.

The simple observation shows you that Clint has had a great year behind the plate that has canceled out his other mistakes, his stock is at a point it may never reach again.

Now is the time to jump on trading him to another squad. It’s not only the best move for New York but it’s the best move for Clint. The ideal situation would be to flip Clint and be able to find the missing piece to win the 28th ring. The ideal situation for both sides is to say goodbye to “Red Thunder”.