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Aaron Judge Giancarlo Stanton Yankees Source: Fox News

The New York Yankees had a great start to the 2024 season. They had a wonderful first month of the ongoing regular season. Now, fans are starting to believe that this team can really go deep in this year’s playoffs. However, there is still a long way to go before they solidify their postseason chances. All they need to do is keep up the good work and find ways to stay healthy. If last season taught the fans and the team something, then that’s the value of staying healthy.

So many injury issues in 2023 really messed up the season for the NY Yankees. Key players like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton suffered due to injuries. Both these players had a slow start to the current season. However, they are gradually getting back to their groove. That’s great news for the Bronx Bombers. However, the Yankees can also plan three early-season trades to solidify their postseason chances. Now, who should they trade from the current mix?


Yankees Can Trade Three Players From The Present Lot

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According to Sportskeeda, the NY side’s front office should consider three players for trade early this season. They are Luis Gil, Trent Grisham, and Giancarlo Stanton. These are some key players, and trading them might be a bit tricky and gamble as well. But why should the Yankees even consider trading these three players? As per Sportskeeda, Luis Gil is still playing for the NY side because Gerrit Cole is out for almost two months with a right elbow inflammation. Moreover, the Yankees did not plan for Gil to be a member of their roster. But the hurler has exceeded all the expectations as he filled in for the NY side’s ace pitcher. Currently, Gil has a 3-1 record. He has posted a 2.92 ERA after pitching 37 innings so far. Hence, now he is a good prospect that the Yankees can use to trade for some prospects of fielding positions.

Then, there is Trent Grisham, who came to New York with the Juan Soto trade from San Diego. Currently, Aaron Boone’s side has a surplus number of outfielders. The contract for the 27-year-old Texan expires at the end of this season. Hence, the Yankees can use Grisham to land talents in other areas. Last but not least, the Designated Hitter, Giancarlo Stanton, has been a key member of the NY side for a while now. However, he had the worst season of his career last year. The situation with Stanton at the NY team is a bit peculiar. Currently, the Yankees are trying to make a deal around $100 million for Stanton. They can trade the former MVP to his former club, the Miami Marlins, in exchange for another hitter.

Postseason Can Be Very Tricky

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Trent Grisham Yankees Source: New York Post

The NY side had one of the worst seasons of their franchise history in 2023. Clearly, the Yankees are on a mission to redeem themselves. Nothing short of making the World Series can make the current season a great one for the Bronx Bombers. Last year, they barely managed to prevent a last-place finish. It would have been their first since 1990.

But the most successful team in the league’s history knows how tricky the postseason can be. It does not matter how bright and sunny the regular season has been for the team. A few mistakes can knock them out of the competition in the playoffs. Hence, it is better to take precautions when there’s time. 

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