The Trade Deadline is right around the corner and the Yankees sit 4.5 games out of a playoff spot and 8 out of a division spot.
In their last 13 games the Yankees are 9-4 and look to be on a roll. While a second half run is expected by most, it will not be easy without reinforcements on offense. Starling Marte is a name that jumps out as a fit.
The Yankees have received abysmal production from their outfielders outside of Judge so this is a definite area of need. Marte currently boasts 134 wRC+ which would be the second best among Yankee starters. He also adds solid defense in both LF and CF, something that the Yankees need desperately in the OF.
Marte would come at a cost, but here is a trade that seems realistic:
Starling Marte (13.4 points)
Richard Bleier (3 points)
Deivi Garcia (14.8 points)
Anthony Seigler (2.3 points)
Albert Abreu (.5 points)
This trade also adds a solid relief pitcher who is under control beyond 2021. Trading Abreu opens an extra 40 man spot to add both players at little added value. This trade seems like a no-brainer if this team has title aspirations.
Only Brian Cashman knows what the Yankees plans are, but let’s hope he goes for it.