As the off-season goes underway, the New York Yankees’ options are getting limited. MLB teams have started making splash moves, whereas the Yanks are still contemplating. On Friday, the front office made a move to increase the depth of the farm system. However, as far as the main roster is concerned, the Bombers need immediate upgrades.
An outfield upgrade should be a no-brainer. The Yankees have not only one but two holes in the outfield after Jason Dominguez’s Tommy John surgery. Having said that, Cubs left-handed batter Cody Bellinger has been listed as the team’s most sought-after free agent. But Jon Heyman of the New York Post suggested a cheaper alternative that could produce wonders in the long run.
Yankees Again Linked To Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson In Fresh Trade Rumors!
New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals’ trade history dates back to decades ago. In the recent history, the two teams have had multiple exchanges. This off-season also, the duo could make a trade, says Jon Heyman of New York Post. In an article, Heyman says that while Cody Bellinger is the best fit for the Yanks, a much younger outfield option in the form of Dylan Carlson could be more beneficial for the team in the future. The 25-year-old outfielder was linked to the Bronx during the trade deadline. But due to undisclosed reasons, the 27-time champions didn’t make a move.
Dylan Carlson made his MLB debut in 2020 and quickly showcased his skills both at the plate and in the outfield. Carlson’s ability to play all three outfield positions provides versatility that aligns with the Yankees’ roster philosophy. They need a center fielder to cover for Jasson Dominguez for the first half of the 2024 season. After Dominguez’s return, Carlson could be moved to left field to close the revolving door once and for all. Thus, acquiring Dylan is an upside for the Yanks. As far as the Cardinals are concerned, they won’t trouble the Bombers, considering the overflowing young outfield depth they possess. Of course, landing Carlson will cost the Yanks a significant piece. But that’s a price they would have to pay to make a comeback in 2024.
Yanks Non-Tender Three Players As Kyle Higashioka Gleyber Torres Survives The Deadline!
On Friday, MLB’s non-tender deadline came to an end, and the New York Yankees announced its decision shortly after. They had 10 arbitration-eligible players, out of which they non-tendered three and saved as many as seven of them. RHP Albert Abreu, LHP Anthony Misiewicz, and RHP Lou Trivino did not receive a contract and will enter upcoming free agency as unrestricted free agents.
On the other hand, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka, Clay Holmes, Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes, Jose Trevino, Michael King, and Clarke Schmidt survived the deadline and lived to see another day of light in the Bronx. However, the threat is not over yet. Higashioka, Torres, and Schmidt could still be moved via trade exchanges. Regardless, by parting with three relievers, the Yanks have made enough space for new faces to strengthen the roster.