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3 Huge Names Yankees Might Actually Deal This Spring

Published 02/21/2024, 9:00 AM EST

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2024 could be a make-or-break year for two people: Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman. The two have constantly drawn the ire of fans due to the inconsistent trajectory of the New York Yankees under them. Even now, despite bringing in Juan Soto and Marcus Stroman, the Yankees aren’t balanced yet. So there’s a possibility that the Pinstripes go for a trade. The issue? Who can the Yankees let go?

The Bronx Bombers have already traded at least half a dozen of their top prospects this year. So it’s only natural that the team has been a little reluctant to give away more. But if the situation arises and the Yankees find themselves in need of a starter, three players can prove to be massive trading chips for GM Brian Cashman.

The risky trade options for the New York Yankees 

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These players each represent a big risk for the Yankees. Some possess immense fan love, while others are the kind of prospects that the Bombers have been waiting for. Still, according to Fan Nation, these three players could find themselves on the trading block if the need arises.

Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres’ trade situation is quite straightforward: he will enter free agency next year. While there could always be an extension, things look bleak in this connection. So what if the Yankees trade Torres after his offensively great 2023 season? It certainly won’t be anything out of the ordinary. 

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The massive popularity of Torres could potentially alienate the fans, but what if the Bronx Bombers manage to get a big star out of such a trade? The noise would simmer down considerably.

Oswald Peraza

The signs haven’t been positive for Oswald Peraza since Anthony Volpe became the Yankees shortstop over him in last Spring Training. Still, Peraza got to play in 52 games in a variety of infield positions, but the 23-year-old failed to impress. Despite that, Peraza remains a favorite of most league experts.

 

Could the Yankees trade him if a viable situation arises? Possibly. This could be more true if it leads to an All-Star coming to the Bombers. While that could happen, as of now, the Bombers look happy keeping Peraza as a versatile option for their infield.

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Spencer Jones

This is where things get tricky. The Yankees have been adamant in their support for this top prospect. Jones’ position can be understood by the fact that the Pinstripes reportedly left the table when the Chicago White Sox asked for Jones in exchange for Dylan Cease.

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So how can the Yankees trade him? Jones is their biggest trading chip. If things go incredibly south for the Bombers this season, one can see Jones being used to add a huge star to the Yankees roster. But in any case, the Yankees are in for Spencer Jones for the long term.

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So even with Spring Training starting in full flow, the offseason isn’t over yet. With the Yankees yet to find their balance, one could see surprising developments soon.

 

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Sanskar Dubey

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“Rigidity leads to demise, while adaptability paves the path to vitality." Driven by a deep passion for sports, I’m glad I found baseball. Now serving as an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, I love to write about the thrilling tussle between the National League and American League throughout the season, although I may have a fondness for a particular Yankees icon named Alex Rodriguez.
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Riya Singhal