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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weighing Yankees’ 1st-base trades, which are crucial for Matt Holliday

In theory, they could acquire someone such as Atlanta’s Matt Adams, Texas’ Mike Napoli or Toronto’s Kendrys Morales with the idea that they are the first basemen the rest of this year and then become the DH next year, providing also a better security blanket for Bird, who so far has shown a penchant for both injuries and slow healing. But that would mean not bringing back Matt Holliday, who has proven an asset as both a hitter and a clubhouse sage, particularly for Aaron Judge.

Anyway, some thoughts on which way the Yankees could go:

1. Alonso: Oakland VP of baseball operations Billy Beane is one of Cashman’s best friends, yet they have made one minor trade (involving Jeff Francis) in the past 14 years. Alonso has had a breakout season, and the Yankees could obtain him and use this as a cameo to decide whether they want to sign him long-term — though keep in mind the Yanks have so many prospects coming and, thus, might want to keep the DH spot as a revolving door.


 

 

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