Yankees preparing to lose out on another top shortstop, starting pitching is an issue

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The Yankees are taking a risky approach with their free-agency strategy this off-season, waiting for some of the bigger names to be plucked off the market before diving in and acquiring a big name. General manager Brian Cashman has been patient in the past, notably with infielder DJ LeMahieu, striking a deal that was far less than initially predicted.

However, with Marcus Semien signing a seven-year, $175 million deal with a Texas Rangers over the weekend, the shortstop market is thinning, and more players are expected to go quickly.

According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers are in hot pursuit of star lefty shortstop Corey Seager. In fact, the word is that the Yankees are laying low, waiting for the opportunity to pounce.

Player agents know that the Bombers are in the market and willing to spend big money, so once Cashman sees the ceiling for any given star, he can either match or take it to another benchmark.

Seager would be a fantastic addition to a team that needs more diversity in the hitting order and consistent defending at a position of vulnerability. Seager hit .306 this past season with 16 homers and 57 RBIs. He recorded a career-high 11.7% walk rate and 16.1% strikeout rate, nearly 10% less than the average in the Yankees’ lineup.

With a short right porch in Yankee Stadium, Seager would likely see his home run numbers increase exponentially. In addition, he has the flexibility to move to third base in the future, which is an attractive prospect for New York. Nonetheless, if they don’t pick up the phones quickly, they could risk losing out on arguably the best fit from the top tier of shortstops.

MLB rumors: Mets poised to steal ex-Cy Young winner from Yankees, NL contenders – NJ.com

The New York Mets have been far more aggressive than their crosstown rivals in the Bronx this off-season. In fact, they are preparing to land star pitcher Max Scherzer on a massive contract. The Mets have already checked out and approved of Scherzer‘s medicals, so they are just waiting on him to agree to a deal.

The contract is supposedly worth $42 million per year over 3–4 seasons, which takes the Yankees out of the market considering they have other pressing needs to address. There are a few starters available, but they’re flying off the board quickly, and the Yankees are sitting quietly without much fight.

Mets are reportedly close to signing Max Scherzer, but remain in “wait mode”

Could the New York Yankees pursue Max Scherzer in a trade?

The New York Mets made a huge splash in the free agent market on Friday, when they secured outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha, in addition to infielder Eduardo Escobar. Those three signings marked a paradigm shift for them, as they turned their focus on strengthening a shallow rotation.

On Sunday night, they made huge advances in signing one of the best free agent arms available in Max Scherzer. During the trade deadline, the multiple Cy Young award winner snubbed the Mets for the West Coast, but now, New York reportedly has the highest offer on the table for Scherzer.

Several renowned reporters wrote late on Sunday that the Mets were close to securing Scherzer, against all odds, but so far, no official announcement has been made.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that the Mets “remain in wait mode” for the prized free agent, who could make more than $40 million per season on a multi-year deal.

Per Heyman, the Mets “have already reviewed and approved of Scherzer’s medicals”. SNY’s Andy Martino said late Sunday night that the team offered Scherzer around $42 million over three or four years.

The Mets need to strengthen their rotation

The Mets were said to have topped Kevin Gausman’s deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, worth $110 million over five years. However, the right-hander chose the Blue Jays’ current core.

At the moment, the Mets are also monitoring the trade market, in which stars such as Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, and Frankie Montas could be available. However, Scherzer remains the A1 priority for New York, and an announcement on his next destination should come on Monday.

The Mets’ rotation lost Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman (both free agents: Thor signed with the Los Angeles Angels) and also Joey Lucchesi to Tommy John surgery. At the moment, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Taijuan Walker, David Peterson, and Tylor Megill are slated to take the ball every five days.

New York Yankees: Before the CBA Yankee options are quickly disappearing

Could the New York Yankees pursue Max Scherzer in a trade?

So far this postseason, the New York Yankees have been surprisingly quiet, as other teams are scooping up free-agent options with amazing speed, ahead of the Collective Bargaining Agreement deadline (CBA) on December 1.

Even before the end of the World Series, in which the Atlanta Braves won over the Houston Astros, the Yankees’ front office made it clear that they would be spending money to better the team for the 2022 season. General Manager Brian Cashman stated his priorities, with obtaining a star shortstop at the top of the list.

The Yankees needed to replace Gleyber Torres, who they permanently moved to second base. Getting a number two starting pitcher was also high on the list, that included help in centerfield and a decision to be made for a first baseman.

To date, the Yankees have basically done nothing. On social media Yankees fans are becoming frustrated, even enraged as it seems the Yankees have become watchers rather than actively participating in the postseason blitz to acquire team enhancing pieces to fill their needs.

The Yankees did replace third base coach Phil Nevin with ex-Mets manager Luis Rojas. The also made a play for starting pitcher Justin Verlander, who ended up signing with the Houston Astros, the team that turned his career around. The Yankees offered the same $25 million on a one-year contract; the Astros bested that with the same amount for two years.

Let’s take a look at some of the players that the Yankees have targeted or at least shown interest in, that are already gone to other teams. It seems the crosstown Mets, new owner Steve Cohen, and new general manager Billy Eppler are making every effort to make their team the one to watch in New York City, pushing the New York Yankees to the back burner.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi and SNY’s Andy Martino have reported that Eppler is close to closing a deal for the big pitching prize out there, Max Scherzer. Reports are that they will spend as much as $42 million a year to have Scherzer pitch on the mound at Citi Field for next three or four years. Due to the cost the Yankees were never really in on Scherzer, much to the dismay of Yankee fans.

At this point there is no question that the Mets are making moves to bring them to at least a NL East division win, and maybe going to the their first World Series since 2015, in which they lost to the Kansas City Royals one game to four. The New York Yankees have not appeared in a World Series game since they won in 2009.

The Yankees were seriously looking at Starling Marte to bolster their center field presence, but that fell through, when the Mets scooped him up last week with a four year contract for a reported $78 million. If the Mets sign Scherzer, they will have already spent double the money the Yankees might consider spending. If that isn’t a statement, I don’t know what is.

Another possible starting pitching target, Kevin Gausman, and the Toronto Blue Jays are in agreement on a five-year, $110 million contract, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Red Sox moves:

The Red Sox lost their co-ace in Eduardo Rodriguez who signed with the Detroit Tigers, before the Yankees could even bid on him. Back on the fifth of November the Sox scooped up Tim Locastro off waivers from the Yankees. Kyle Schwarber elected for free agency and the Sox as of now have not resigned him. He was big for the Sox going down the stretch with his 31 home runs on the season. The Yankees don’t seem to be interested in the center fielder.

Tampa Bay Rays changes:

From a Yankee perspective it was not good news when the Rays inked an 11-year contract with their star infielder Wander Franco. The Rays will now have there cornerstone for the rest of the decade. Earlier in the month the Rays exercised Mike Zunino’s contract option, keeping him as their primary catcher. In the most recent move, although the Yankees didn’t seem interested in keeping two time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber in pinstripes, the Rays, who always seem to make the right moves at the right time, signing Kluber to a one-year deal gauranting him at least $8M, with the possibility of making up to $13M based on incentives.

Toronto Blue Jay changes:

The Blue Jays’ only big splash is that they signed starting pitcher Jose Berrios to a seven year contract extension, keeping him with the Blue Jays through the 2028 season. They also acquired Off Waivers From San Diego right hand pitcher Shawn Anderson. The big prize from the Jays would be pitcher Robbie Ray who had a career season, winning the Cy Young award. The Yankees have shown interest and would like to secure him in the $12 million range, but most industry analysts say he will want closer to $100 million over three of four years. At age 30 this may be his last time to get big money.

New Yankee shortstop:

Right now Yankees fans are confused by the lack of movement in acquiring a shortstop after the statement that it would be their number on priority. The situation is very cloudy, as the front office seems more concerned with short stop prospects in the farm system, then getting what they need right now. Carlos Correa is probably out of the picture due to his Astros baggage and the cost of a contract he will ask for. Another Yankee target Corey Seager is said to be asking for as much as $300 million over the next ten years, likely putting him out of the reach of the Yankees. Lately it seemed that Cashman could be going with the less expensive of the top three, in Marcus Semien, but he has just signed a seven year $175 million deal with the Texas Rangers.

With Yankee options disappearing, it leaves one wondering when and if the Yankees will act at all. With the top names tumbling off the market, it looks likes Cashman, with money to spend, will be again looking for those off the radar gems, and not any of the big names Yankee fans are hoping for.

One thing is for sure, many fans are calling for Cashman who appears to be sitting on his hands, to be fired, and for owner Hal Steinbrenner to sell the team to someone who is interested in winning rather than watching every penny.

New York Yankees postseason in flux creates more questions than answers

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The New York Yankees ended their 2021 season when they lost to the Boston Red Sox in the winner take all wild card game. That was over six weeks ago. The Yankees immediately announced that there would be some big changes coming for 2022, especially at shortstop. But now with December just over a week away little has taken place.

Much to the delight of Yankee fans at the start it seemed that the Yankees would be opening up the purse and spend big to get the team right for the new season. Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman seemed on board indicating that they would spend big for a star shortstop like Carlos Correa or Corey Seager. But while Yankee fans argued who it would be, the Yankees threw out the wrench; with the idea they may go for a short gap option while waiting for prospects to be ready. Today we know nothing more than that.

Meanwhile the Yankees recognize they need somehow, to shore up he starting pitching rotation. The Yankees haven’t been able to do anything about that either. Unlike SS there are not a lot of starting pitchers out their in free agency. The big fish out there was Justin Verlander, we have learned that the Yankees weren’t shy and went right after him offering a one year deal for $25 million. But, for the same money he went with the Astros, the team that turned his pitcher career around.

In another surprising move and without the Yankees really getting involved the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard went to the Los Angeles Angels for $21 million, joining Mike Trout and MVP Shohei Ohtani. It now appears the two biggest free agent names are already gone, leaving Toronto’s Robbie Ray and Max Scherzer and a few others.

One of the reasons the pitching situation is to difficult to resolve, is that the Yankees may already have plenty of pitching, even if Corey Kluber who is in free agency walks. The Yankees have Gerrit Cole, Jordan Montgomery, and Jameson Taillon. Beyond that they have the returning Luis Severino and Domingo German and a few starting prospects such as Luis Gil, Nestor Cortes Jr., and Clarke Schmidt.

The only problem is that other then the first three, the Yankees really don’t know what they will get. Also if the Yankees are going for another World Championship there is no big one two punch in that group going into the postseason. So the bottom line is that the Yankees do need that true number two starter.

Other than shortstop and starting pitching the Yankees need to shore up the bullpen, get a backup centerfielder and decide what to do at first base. Many decisions yet to come, stay tuned.

Report: Yankees could trade for Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer

Could the New York Yankees pursue Max Scherzer in a trade?

The New York Yankees have an opportunity to provide themselves with one of the best starting rotations in baseball. This past off-season, they acquired Corey Kluber and Jamison Taillon, and while the former is performing extremely well despite suffering a shoulder injury that will keep them out for a few weeks, the latter has struggled in his return to baseball.

Prior to the start of the 2021 regular season, both pitchers had featured in less than 36 innings over the past two years, so it was always a tall task for them to return to form and dominate right out of the gate. In all likelihood, Taillon will end up having a solid year by season’s end.

However, you can never have too many quality pitchers, especially since the Yankees’ offense has been abysmal as of late. They have scored only six runs over the last four losses, also representative of their last four games. With the trade deadline coming up in a few weeks, general manager Brian Cashman could look to help his team one way or another.

There’s no question he has the talent on offense to provide sufficient run support, and it only feels like a matter of time before they get in the groove. Pitching is arguably the most important thing during postseason play, so targeting one elite pitcher could be a good move.

Boston Sports Journal’s Sean McAdam reported that the Red Sox could be involved in the Max Scherzer sweepstakes, but a few other options were also listed:

There’d be no shortage of interested teams, including the Yankees, who haven’t won it all in a dozen years. Or the Atlanta Braves,San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox— all of whom could go from serious contenders to prohibitive favorites with the addition of someone like Scherzer.

Scherzer is on the final year of a seven-year contract and is being paid $34 million this season by Washington. The 36-year-old veteran currently hosts a 2.34 ERA, 12.33 strikeouts per nine, and has four wins on the season over 69.1 innings.

While he’s undoubtedly a bit pricey, his influence this season might make the Yankees a legitimate championship-contending team. Again, eventually, the offense will start to provide a bit more support, and it will be essential they have the quality pitching to maintain their momentum. The Yankees also have Luis Severino making a come-back this year, so establishing one of the best starting rotations and baseball would be a major benefit.

New York Yankees Recap: Yankees win a gutsy Cy Young game in the eleventh inning

New York Yankees, Gleyber Torres

Today at the Stadium, the New York Yankees met up with the Washington Nations for game two of a three-game set. The game was delayed, but two and a half-hour rain delay. The game featured 3 time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer against 2 times Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber for the New York Yankees. The Nationals won last night’s game 11-4.

With Kluber on the mound to start the first, he faced Trea Turner, who on his first swing of the bat broke his bat, and the majority of it flew into the Nats dugout; no one was hurt. He ended up hitting right back at Kluber for the out. Josh Harrison struck out looking, and Soto bounced one to Kluber for the final out of a 1-2-3 inning for Kluber. At the bottom, with Max Scherzer on the mound, he faced DJ LeMahieu flew out to right. After having his 12 game hitting streak snapped yesterday, Giancarlo Stanton struck out at his first at-bat. Aaron Judge struck out for a fast inning for both pitchers.

At the top of the second, Ryan Zimmerman hit a single just off the glove of Gleyber Torres. Josh Bell struck out. Kyle Schwarber hit into a double play to end the half. At the bottom, Gleyber Torres faced Scherzer and struck out. Brett Gardner struck out. Clint Frazier struck out after battling; that was 5 strikeouts in a row for Scherzer.

Starlin Castro led off the third by lining out to LeMahieu. Alex Avila singled to right-center. Victor Robles singled when no Yankee was covering first base. Turner, with two on and one out, singled to right to load the bases. Harrison gound to third. DJ threw home Avila out at home. Soto walked, driving in a run. Zimmerman ground out to Torres, but Kluber got away with giving up just one run, leaving the bases loaded with Nats. At the bottom, Ford stuck out for the sixth strikeout in a row. Higashioka homered to left to tie the game at 1. Wade lined out to left. LeMahieu singled up the middle. Stanton struck out. New York Yankees 1 Nationals 1.

Bell led off the fourth by striking out. Schwarber struck out. Castro walked. Avila walked. Robles went down looking for a no-contact inning. Three strikeouts and two walks. At the bottom of the inning, Aaron Judge led off by striking out. Judge was 1 for 22 with 14 strikeouts. Torres struck out for Scherzer that was 9 strikeouts. Gardner struck out and went down in order. Yankees 1 Nats 1.

Turner at the top of the fifth inning by flying out to Judge. Harrison flew out to left. Soto popped out to Frazier for a quick 1-2-3 inning for Kluber. Frazier started the bottom of the fifth by grounding out to short. Ford flew out to left field. Higashioka struck out for Scherzer’s 11th strikeout of the game. Scored tied at 1.

Zimmerman at the top of the sixth flew out to Brett Gardner. Bell struck out. Schwarber doubled to right. Castro drove in Schwarber with a single. Avila facing Chad Green replacing Kluber struck out Avila, but the Nationals took the lead. At the bottom, Wade ground out to right. LeMahieu struck out swinging. Stanton popped out to the infield to end the inning. Nationals 2 Yankees 1.

Victor Robles led off the seventh by singling to Gardner. Turner hit into a double play. Harrison was called out on strikes to end the half. With Scherzer with 84 pitches was still on the mound. Aaron Judge led off the bottom by grounding out to short. Torres struck out swinging. Gardner struck out for Scherzer’s 14th strikeout, the most ever in the new Yankee Stadium. Nats 2 Yanks 1.

With Lucas Luetge on the mound for the New York Yankees, he lined out Soto. Zimmerman stuck out. Bell flew out to Judge for a perfect 1-2-3 inning for Luetge. At the bottom, Frazier faced Scherzer, and he walked for the first Scherzer walk of the game. Ford flew out to Soto. Daniel Hudson came in to face Higashioka, who went down looking. The Yankees pitch hit Wade with Miguel Andujar, who ground out to second. Nats 2 Yankees 1.

With Luetge still on the mound, Shwarber ground out. Castro lined out to Torres. Avila struck out for six up and six down for Luetge. With the Nationals closer Brad Hand on the mound, DJ LeMahieu took to the plate and walked. Stanton, with the crowd chanting MVP, ground out to third. Aaron Judge, with last licks for the Yankees, singled with DJ going to third. Torres had an RBI single driving in LeMahieu to tie the game. Aaron Hicks struck out. Clint Frazier lined out to second, but the Yankees tied up the game.  Scored tied at 2.

Robles up at the top of the tenth, with Stevenson as the ghost running and Aroldis Chapman on the mound, got a base hit, Stevenson moved to third base. Turner had a sac fly as Stevenson beat out a throw by Judge for the Nationals lead. Turner stole second. Harrison went down on strikes. Chapman walked Soto to face Zimmerman, who struck out to end the half with the Nationals leading 3-2. At the bottom and Clint Frazier as the ghost runner at second, Mike Ford had a sac hit to bring Frazier to tie the game up at 3 apiece. Kyle Finnegan came in to face Kyle Higashioka, who singled into the force at second for the first out of Mike Ford. Andujar popped out to short for the second out. DJ LeMahieu struck out swinging, but the New York Yankees tied it up at 3 apiece.

At the top of the eleventh, Justin Wilson pitched the ninth with Zimmerman on second. Wilson faced Josh Bell, who struck out. Schwarber flew out to Hicks for the second out. Castro went down looking. At the bottom, with DJ LeMahieu as the ghost runner, Stanton took to the plate, and with Tanner Rainy on the mound, Stanton walked. Judge walked to load the bases with no outs. Gleyber Torres had an infield single to have the walk-off win. Two Cy Young Award winners were not involved in the win. The winning pitcher was Justin Wilson, and the loser was Tanner Rainy. The final score was New York Yankees 4 and the Nationals 3.

The New York Yankees have a tall Opening day task

Could the New York Yankees pursue Max Scherzer in a trade?

When the New York Yankees take on the Washington Nationals to open the 2020 season on Thursday, they will have quite a tall task ahead of them. They’ll be facing a team fresh off a World Series Championship, facing arguably the best starting pitcher in all of baseball. That would be Max Scherzer, a three-time CY Young award winning pitcher.

Scherzer hasn’t won the award since 2017, but has finished in the top three the past two seasons. In 2019, the now almost 36 year-old was 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA in 172.1 innings. He had a 1.027 WHIP and a career-low 2.45 FIP.

Scherzer mainly throws a four seam fastball that tops off in the mid-90s, and a wipeout slider in the mid-80s. He hasn’t seen much of a speed drop-off, something common with older pitchers.

Although Scherzer is known for his dominating stuff, he didn’t look great last Saturday against the Phillies in a scrimmage. In just two innings, he gave up seven runs. Even though it’s just a scrimmage, it would be a bit concerning to see your ace get shelled just days before Opening Day.

But, hopefully for the Yankees, their lineup will overpower the dominating starter. With the likes of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, and others; the Yankees have arguably the best offense in baseball.

The Nationals have a great offense too, led by Juan Soto and Trea Turner. However, the team lost Anthony Rendon to the Angels over the offseason, so it’ll be interesting to see how they fill the void at third. Will the Nationals offense be too much for Gerrit Cole in his first Yankee start?

Thursday’s Opening Day matchup between the Yankees and Nationals is set to be a blockbuster. Will the Yankees be able to prevail over three-time CY Young winner Max Scherzer? Or, will it be the Nationals getting to Gerrit Cole in his first Yankee start?

New York Yankees: Max Scherzer becoming a reality after initial reservations

Could the New York Yankees pursue Max Scherzer in a trade?

Are the New York Yankees serious about acquiring Max Scherzer?

After reports stated that the Yankees would have to give up a ton of assets to acquire National superstar pitcher Max Scherzer, it’s believed that GM Brian Cashman will do whatever it takes to trade for the building block.

SNY | John Harper: A report from Harper says a source said Brian Cashman will do “whatever it takes” to land Scherzer. The Nationals aren’t keen on letting their star walk without gaining a ton in a potential trade. The cost ultimately might be too much to consider, especially considering he’s a future Hall of Famer.

When considering the return of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees’ lineup is one of, if not the most intimidating in baseball. The immense talent featured is too much for any team to contain, which makes me believe the Yanks don’t necessarily need to bring in another starting pitcher.

“It has to be one of the most imposing lineups the game has ever seen,” a rival executive SNY on Friday. “Minnesota is having a great year offensively, but nobody can match the Yankees’ firepower from top to bottom, especially with everybody healthy.

However, if Scherzer is deemed to be available, the Bombers won’t hesitate to make a run at the pitcher. He would immediately upgrade the rotation exponentially and become the team’s ace.

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The rotation could look something like this:

1.) Max Scherzer

2.) Luis Severino

3.) Masahiro Tanaka

4.) James Paxton

5.) Domingo German

6.) CC Sabathia

When all are healthy, the Yanks have the best teams in baseball hands down. With the trade deadline being July 31, there’s no doubt he will be working tirelessly to bolster the team and provide support to supplement the injured players. Whether or not Scherzer will be a part of a potential deal is yet to be seen.

New York Yankees: What would Max Scherzer cost the Bombers?

Could the New York Yankees pursue Max Scherzer in a trade?

The New York Yankees are in dire need of starting pitching support, which is why they went out and traded for first-baseman Edwin Encarnacion…joking. The need still remains but adding the American League leader in home runs (21) helps bolster the batting order and adds more firepower to a team that’s clearly focusing in power-hitting.

Additionally, plucking a known Yankee killer out of the AL certainly helps. You know what they say if you can’t beat em, buy em. The Yankees often take that quote to the bank…pun intended – they call me butter, cause I’m on a roll.

Anyway, back to the pitching rotation. Rumors have indicated that the Bombers might be interested in Nationals star pitcher, Max Scherzer. The reality of bringing him to the Bronx is next to none, why? Because his price tag would cost general manager Brian Cashman a large fortune.

A deal involving the New York Yankees and Scherzer would be of astronomical proportions:

“If you want to convince the Nationals to trade Max Scherzer you call up Mike Rizzo and offer Gleyber Torres, Clint Frazier, Estevan Florial, Thairo Estrada, and Albert Abreu, then you might be able to get the conversation started” Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio

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Trading away a team building block isn’t suggested regardless of the assets willing to be exchanged. If the deal would start with Gleyber Torres, it’s not even worth considering.

Torres is a foundational player that will be a significant part of the infield for years to come – he’s untradable. The Yankees need to find a trade partner willing to take on Clint Frazier and minor league prospects. Cameron Maybin holds average value considering his career .255 batting average. He’s having an above-average year with the Yanks, which seems to be a trend if you look at the minimal talent shining beyond our wildest dreams see Gio Urshela for more justification.

Cashman is better off looking elsewhere for pitching support, simply because at some point they will gain back Luis Severino and the starters will be healthy. It’s just a matter of waiting out the injury bug. There should be a short list of players that are considered trade bait, and Frazier should be at the top of it.

 

Clint Frazier sent down and New York Yankees fans are the worst

New York Yankees, Clint Frazier

What if I told you the New York Yankees could pick up a 24-year-old outfielder with a .280 ba, on a pace to hit 25-30 home runs and one of the highest batting averages in MLB with runners in scoring position and all they would have to give up is J.A. Happ? It’s a no brainer right? Well, apparently Yankee fans are the scarecrows of MLB fandom because that’s the exact deal they are clamoring to offer other teams.

Clint Frazier is being sent down to AAA to make room for a 36-year-old DH with a bad back who has hit some homers this year and has also struck out a ton. Sweet!!! The best part is the reactions from most fans has been euphoria. They want Frazier traded for the mediocre (Marcus Stroman), the aging out of usefulness (Madison Bumgarner), the injured (Noah Syndergaard) or the pipedream (Max Scherzer).

If you’re ever feeling down and need a laugh to go to any Yankees messageboard and check out the deals people are proposing for Scherzer. ” Stanton, J.A. Happ, Frazier, and a prospect for Scherzer”. The Nationals will be all over Stanton and his huge contract that comes with annual injuries and an aging .500 pitcher in Happ. Anyway, I digress…

So let’s briefly discuss the fanbase’s big issue with Frazier…his defense. Hey, Yankee fans were you aware that Frazier is 3rd in MLB baseball with 5 outfield assists?

Were you aware he is a left fielder and has a perfect fielding percentage there this year? Or that he has made a total of 5 errors his entire career, with 3 of them in RF this year and 2 of them in one rough game? He has always been an ok defender at best, with his bat being his best tool. Finally, do Yankee fans realize that instead of Frazier we are now going to get to watch Giancarlo Stanton stumble around LF like Frankenstein? Someone start polishing the gold glove for him immediately.

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Another awesome aspect of this is that either Voit or Stanton are going to be benched and/or out of the line up more often. Also were now counting on Aaron Boone to know when to send in defensive replacements and not end up having Cameron Maybin up with 2 out and the bases loaded in Stanton’s spot. We all feel like we’re in good hands when Boone is making the calls that decide games right? Right.

The Yankees may trade Frazier for some eh starting pitcher and the masses will be happy. Every single starting outfielder for the Yankees has missed huge chunks of this season,  and all 3 were hurt last season. So when the next injury comes and Mike Tauchman is killing rally after rally, while Frazier puts up all-star caliber numbers for someone else I hope Yankee fans are as happy with trading him as they seem to be now.

After all, we all wanted Sanchez gone for J.T Realmuto this offseason, and signing D.J Lemahieu was such a dumb move when we could have had Manny Machado. You stay classy Yankee fans.