It’s July and everyone knows what that means, we are closing in on the trade deadline and the second half of the season. It’s a magical time where fringe playoff teams become World Series contenders… Now the Yankees find themselves in a bad spot, about 4 games out of the second wild card spot half a season to go. Who should they add to start winning games? Easy, Joey Gallo.
Joey Gallo, OF for the Texas Rangers, has been on a tear to finish June. He was hitting .435 with 7 HR and 13 RBIs in just 7 games. The thing that makes it possible for the Yankees to get Gallo, his season as a hole hasn’t been amazing.
Let’s talk about what it would take to make Joey Gallo a Yankee. Now according to Baseball Trade Values, a trade simulator, Joey Gallo is worth 37.3 points. Here is a mock trade that I could see happening:
Deivi Garcia (14.8 points)
Estevan Florial (5.7)
Alexander Vargas (14.5)
Matt Sauer (2.9)
Joey Gallo (37.3)
This trade would also allow they Yankees to call up Hoy Park as they add a spot to the 40 man roster.
All in all, Joey Gallo could be the spark the Yankees need to get over the hump and back in contention. If Brian Cashman goes out and gets Gallo, he shows fans he wants to win and he may gain back some trust.