• The Yankees Problem That No One Wants To Talk About

    Posted by on January 28th, 2018 · Comments (5)

    Unless Aaron Hicks starts taking grounders at third, the Yankees have TOO MANY outfielders on their roster. It’s really a shame that they could not unload Jacoby Ellsbury. Yes, it’s good (?) insurance in case someone gets hurt – and Hicks got hurt a lot last year. But, Ellsbury is the 5th outfielder, at best, now on this team. And, he’s going to be a bad citizen if he only gets a couple of PA a week. Hopefully he lights it up this spring and then the Yankees can move him – even if it means eating money.

    Comments on The Yankees Problem That No One Wants To Talk About

    1. Raf
      January 29th, 2018 | 5:36 pm

      They’ve talked about it. IIRC, Ellsbury is the 4th OF, and Frazier will be in AAA.

      I think Ellsbury has also said he won’t waive his NTC, so there’s that.

    2. January 29th, 2018 | 7:46 pm

      Raf wrote:

      They’ve talked about it. IIRC, Ellsbury is the 4th OF, and Frazier will be in AAA.

      He’s not 4th, he’s behind Stanton, Judge, Gardner and Hicks. That’s 5th.

    3. 77yankees
      January 29th, 2018 | 9:51 pm

      Oh, I think it’s been mentioned a lot. The problem is what can they do? At this point they can only deal Ellsbury if they eat most of the contract or take back an equally onerous contract, which defeats the overall purpose of getting under the luxury tax number. And there’s the matter of getting him to waive his no trade.

    4. Raf
      January 29th, 2018 | 10:13 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Yeah, you’re right. I guess I subconsciously moved Stanton to DH. 😀

    5. Evan3457
      January 30th, 2018 | 5:33 am

      Raf wrote:

      @ Steve L.:
      Yeah, you’re right. I guess I subconsciously moved Stanton to DH. 😀

      Quite right. With Holliday leaving the team, all the PA for the DH are available. Sanchez will get some of them. I assume Judge and Stanton will get most of the rest.

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