What could the SF Giants get in return for Mike Yastrzemski?
Speaking of Yaz’s value, let look at a few potential trades.
The New York Mets
The Mets have had longstanding issues at center field. For years, they have given playing time to either one-dimensional fielders (Juan Lagares, Billy Hamilton, Jake Marisnick, Austin Jackson, etc.) or corner outfielders playing out of position (Brandon Nimmo, Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, etc.).
A trade for Yastrzemski would finally end this purgatory.
The Mets also have an interesting 24-year-old shortstop who could potentially be available in Amed Rosario. They also have MLB-ready talent like Nimmo that would fit better with the Giants’ timeline.
Plus we know the Mets aren’t afraid of trading top prospects. It’s worth a phone call to the Mets organization.
The Cleveland Indians
The Indians are a small market team with a rapidly closing contention window. Ace Shane Bieber looks like a Cy Young Award favorite and is accompanied by a plethora of exceptional supplementary arms.
The team also has a star in Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez. However, Lindor is set to enter free agency and leave Cleveland in after the 2021 season.
The Giants should ask for a good package of prospects in return. But this seems to be a move that could be helpful for both teams.
The Washington Nationals
Washington seems to have an unusual amount of depth in their outfield.
Juan Soto is cemented as the left fielder of the present and future, while Victor Robles seems to have a hold on the everyday center field spot. The team also has veteran Adam Eaton in right field with Michael Taylor as a fourth outfielder.
However, Eaton is nearing his 32nd birthday and neither he nor Taylor have been game-changers with their bats in 2020.
It is conceivable that the Nats could show an interest in add an offensive boost to supplement a healthy Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg as they set their sights on another World Series run in 2021.
FanSided’s District on Deck has speculated that a package of prospects including Seth Romero, Tim Cate, Mason Denaburg could get the job done.
What are your thoughts on a potential Yastrzemski trade?