3 players the Yankees should target in the trade market

The Yankees require to bolster their lineup to make a operate. But who would aid them in the right spots?

Tab Bamford

We’re now beginning June and the Yankees have their troubles. Overall health has been a consistent concern, but the Yankees need to search to address a few substantial complications sooner than afterwards to aid make a operate at the top of the division.

We’re weeks absent from the trade deadline, but getting early might aid the Yankees prevent a bidding war.

So who are the players the Yankees need to focus on for a deal this thirty day period? Let us choose a search.

Max Scherzer
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Max Scherzer, SP
Washington Nationals

The Yankees require an ace to assistance Gerrit Cole in the rotation. The team of fellas they have all over Cole has been first rate thus far, but if the Yankees want to get a World Collection they require to be on the lookout at both of those the top of the AL and the rotations in Los Angeles and San Diego, which are loaded with Cy Younger winners and contenders.

Scherzer is in the closing 12 months of his agreement and could possibly not be a applicant to re-indicator with the Nationals. They are not contending right now and could possibly require to make a really hard determination on their finest pitcher at some place. If Mad Max hits the marketplace, the Yankees need to be all about him.

Katel Marte
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Ketel Marte, CF
Arizona Diamondbacks

We wrote extensively about how Marte would be the excellent resolve to the Yankees’ centerfield complications. He’s versatile and hits the ball all about the ballpark.

What tends to make Marte specially appealing is his agreement he has three a lot more several years of management soon after the 2021 year. According to Spotrac, he’s owing $30M about the future three seasons.

Nate Lowe
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Nate Lowe, 1B
Texas Rangers

The Rangers are awful right now, sliding in the erroneous direction and not getting far better. When they come to a decision to provide, the Yankees need to be on the cell phone immediately.

Lowe is taking part in his age-25 year right now. The Rangers acquired him from Tampa in December with Jake Guenther and Carl Chester for Heriberto Hernandez, Osleivis Basabe and Alexander Ovalles. The deal wasn’t a headline-grabbing go but it has paid out exceptionally nicely for Texas thus far.

Lowe is slashing .244/.351/.392 with 8 dwelling runs and 30 RBI for the Rangers. He would be a pleasant in good shape at initially base for the Yankees.

The trouble with making a deal for Lowe is part of the reason the Yankees would want to get him: he’s reasonably priced. Lowe is making $545,000 this 12 months (according to Sportrac) and has two a lot more several years of club management just before starting his arbitration several years.