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Akshita Patel

CHECKOUT: 3 Ideal Trade Targets For New Work Yankees Ahead Of August 1 Deadline!

As the August 1 trade deadline approaches, the New York Yankees find themselves in a position to strengthen their roster for a playoff push. The team has dug themselves a deep hole offensively. Hence, they need some fresh faces in the lineup. Several trade targets could address specific needs and bolster the team’s chances of success in the second half of the season. Here are three ideal trade targets for the Yankees.

1. Seth Brown

Seth Brown
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Oakland Athletics outfielder Seth Brown had a fantastic season in 2022, wherein he hit 25 home runs and 73 RBIs. However, this season, his time has been limited due to unfortunate injuries. In 48 games, he has hit .201 with 8 homers and 24 RBIs. Having said that, Brown’s offensive potential and versatility make him an ideal trade target for the Yankees. He will address their need for left-handed hitters and add depth to their roster. Also, the outfielder’s playing style will complement the Yankees stadium’s dynamics. On the other hand, the Athletics are most likely to be sellers at the deadline. On top of that, due to Brown’s injury history, he would come in pretty cheaply for the Yankees. That makes Brown a perfect trade candidate for the Yanks.

   

2. Cody Bellinger

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Chicago Cubs’ in-form outfielder and former NL-MVP Cody Bellinger has been linked to the Yankees several times. While he is no longer his MVP self, the outfielder is having a resurgence this season. In 58 games, he has hit .298 with 9 home runs and 29 RBIs, including a homer hit against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. As a dynamic switch-hitting outfielder and first baseman, Bellinger would be a game-changer for the Yankees’ lineup. Meanwhile, the Cubs, who are barely hanging in the playoff race, might choose to put Cody up for trade. However, owing to his recent form, the asking price might be a little high. But considering the current dynamics and outfield struggles of the Bronx Bombers, they must stay willing to pay whatever is needed.

3. Jack Flaherty

Jack Flaherty
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St Louis Cardinals has been one of the worst-performing teams in MLB this season. They have mainly struggled in pitching. Hence, the team might look to shed some load. Right-handed pitcher Jack Flaherty could be a potential candidate Cardinals could offer the Yankees during the trade deadline. This season, he has had a 4.27 ERA in 17 starts. While Jack’s form is not that ideal, the Yanks’ current rotation’s form is also not that great. One of their key starting pitcher, Luis Severino, is playing with an ERA close to 7. Jack Flaherty is far less worse than that. Hence, if the Yanks were to shuffle the bullpen, Flaherty would be a great trade option.

While these trade targets present exciting opportunities for the Yankees, it’s essential to consider the potential costs of acquiring such talent. Any trade will likely involve parting with significant prospects or major league talent. The Yankees’ front office must weigh the immediate impact of these players against the long-term implications of trading away valuable assets.