Saturday, January 19, 2019

Arenado To The Yankees?

One of the more interesting rumors floating around in the baseball world is the Yankees and Rockies discussing a trade that would send elite third baseman Nolan Arenado to the Yankees. The Rockies are in the same position as the Orioles last year, except the Rockies have actually been good the past few years. 

What would the deal look like if the Yankees decided to pull the trigger? To start, Miguel Andujar would absolutely be in the deal. But what about Greg Bird, Jonathan Loaisiga, Clint Frazier, or even Gleyber Torres? Just how much would the Yankees be willing to part with? As a Yankees fan, I would have absolutely no problem sending Frazier, Andujar, and Loaisiga over to Colorado for Arenado. Now I may be slightly biased because I'm a huge Yankees and Arenado fan, but I believe that Arenado to the Yankees is the best move for the Yankees right now. Andujar is good, but he's not Arenado. Yankees fans are dying for a blockbuster move. The Yankees could move Andujar and a few other pieces while still keeping their future in tact.

There would be nothing to hate about this move from the Yankees perspective if it did happen. A lot of different things would have to fall into place in order for the Yankees and Rockies to make this trade happen. 

Even if the Yankees didn't get Arenado before the season started, who's to say they won't make a push for him at the deadline? Machado will already be with another team at that point and Arenado will be the best third base option on the market. This isn't a move the Yankees need to make, but it would certainly push them over the top in 2019.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment: