• Somebody Has To Go, Right?

    Posted by on October 27th, 2016 · Comments (4)

    At the major league level, the Yankees have Gardner, Ellsbury and Hicks in the outfield next year. (Yeah, for some stupid reason, they love Hicks.)

    However, they also have Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier and Tyler Austin very close in the wings. (I say Austin expecting Bird to play first.) And, there’s more outfielders very close and knocking on the door. You’ve got Dustin Fowler, Mark Payton…and maybe even Mason Williams or Billy McKinney (although I am not too high on the latter two). And, don’t discount Blake Rutherford being a fast mover.

    I know the Yankees would love to unload Ellsbury. But, that’s not going to happen.

    Sure smells like Gardner is going to get traded this off-season, no?

    Comments on Somebody Has To Go, Right?

    1. October 27th, 2016 | 10:12 am

      The one thing with Gardner is…he’s a ring leader in the clubhouse. Not sure who would step up and fill that role?

    2. KPOcala
      October 27th, 2016 | 2:51 pm

      Their MVP for a few seasons now. Ellsbury, he just looks “cooked” at times. I’ve always had the feeling that he has a body that doesn’t recover quickly, and could have been better, a LOT better playing four or five days a week. And that was when he was in his twenties. Not a “character flaw”, it is what it is…

    3. October 27th, 2016 | 3:16 pm

      Ells clearly has the look of someone who took the money and ran.

    4. Evan3457
      November 17th, 2016 | 8:31 pm

      Gardner will be traded. Ellsbury won’t be, unless he comes through with a big season. Getting less likely each year it doesn’t happen.

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