Report: Yankees could start listening to trade offers for star players

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The New York Yankees are coming off two consecutive victories over the Minnesota Twins, a team that currently sits seven games below .500. However, the Bombers have scored 17 total runs over the past two days, finally showing life on offense.

Recording 15 hits and striking out just four times, the entire batting order played well, aside from DJ LeMahieu, who failed to record a hit. Giancarlo Stanton was the featured player of the day, recording three hits and five RBIs, elevating his average to .267 after experiencing a streak of lackluster performances.

The Yankees plastered eight runs on 11 hits on Randy Dobnak over 4.2 innings, completely silencing a fan base that has been clamoring about a lack of production, and rightfully so. Some reporters believe that the Yankees could fall to a point where they consider trading some of their best players, but I believe that is a bit premature.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Yankees could make the ultimate decision to start listening to trade offers:



Do they still go for it, hoping a switch-hitting outfielder like Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks or left-handed slugger Joey Gallo can give them a significant boost, with the 0.1 WAR from their outfielders the lowest in baseball? Do they sell for the first time since 2016, finally giving up on catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Clint Frazier, trading Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela, and even listening on right fielder Aaron Judge? Or do they simply stay pat?

With the season not even half over, trading some of their best players would be malpractice, instigating a rebuild that is entirely unnecessary. Once they regain some of their lost players due to injury, the Yankees will be in good shape, it’s just a matter of waiting out their recent woes. They currently sit 5.5 games back from first place Tampa, and all it would take is a solid winning streak to erase any doubts regarding the future of this team.
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