Yankees Trade Targets: Would Carlos Gomez Be A Fit?


MLB Trade Rumors now has a newsletter with exclusive articles from founder Tim Dierkes that you can only get through that. The newest one came out yesterday. With the Milwaukee Brewers struggling, there has been speculation that many of their main guys could be trade bait. One of them could be Carlos Gomez and Dierkes makes the case that the Yankees should be in on the outfielder.

"For the time being, the Yankees have separated themselves from the pack in the AL East.  They’re still not clearly or significantly better than the other four teams, though, and Gomez would pad their lead.  Gomez would be replacing Carlos Beltran, who has become a replacement level player.  One wrinkle is that Gomez or Jacoby Ellsbury would have to move to an outfield corner.  Ellsbury has more experience at the corners, though I’m not sure how a player with his contract would react to being asked to move.  Yankees prospects Luis Severino, Aaron Judge, and Greg Bird are all at Double-A, and snaring two of them in a Gomez trade could entice the Brewers."

Well, I think if the Yankees were to get Gomez, he’d probably play right since he has a better arm. Gomez can play wherever you need him in the outfield.

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I agree with Dierkes in that it would probably take two of the big three prospects to get Gomez. If you’re going to get Gomez you probably give up Judge. Gomez is signed through the end of next seasons at a very reasonable $8 million this year and $9 million next year.

If that trade goes through, Beltran and Alex Rodriguez are going to split DH duties? That’s a very expensive bench the Yankees have. We know Alex isn’t the backup third baseman anymore and it would be hard to make Beltran a fourth outfielder. What about Chris Young? Does he go in a separate deal?

The Yankees could use offensive reinforcements no doubt. I think one way may be to start Jose Pirela and see if he can handle it. If not, bring up Rob Refsnyder who’s hot right now and make Stephen Drew your backup infielder.

Or maybe get a certain Colorado shortstop.

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