New York Yankees need to trade outfielder Clint Frazier this season

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Clint Frazier is a talented, young player that the Yankees don’t need. Trading him sometime this season needs to be a priority.

The Yankees have what looks like a championship roster heading into the 2020 season. However, Clint Frazier should be traded to help bolster the bullpen. Frazier is currently excess to the needs of the outfield. The Yanks have Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Brett Gardner, Mike Tauchman, and Aaron Hicks when he returns from injury, sometime in August.

Granted, Frazier is a good young player, but the team doesn’t need to keep him, and it is a waste of talent to have him sitting on the bench or in the minors all year.

The great thing about having one too many outfielders is that many teams desperately need a solid outfielder.

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One idea that has been talked about is including Frazier as part of a package deal to the Brewers for Josh Hader. Hader would be an outstanding addition to the backend of the bullpen.

However, many clubs could use a young slugger such as Frazier. An outfield upgrade could be had in Colorado. Charlie Blackmon is beginning to get up there in age, and the Rockies should get someone ready to take over the reins.

Therefore they could target right-handed relief pitcher Scott Oberg. He is a strong, relatively young arm at 29 that would be an excellent addition to the bullpen.

Also, in case Zack Britton opts out of his contract following this season, Oberg could slide into the setup role, and a fill-in closer for Aroldis Chapman when needed.

Another team that could use an outfield upgrade is the Chicago White Sox. Again, they could target a reliever in a trade– such as Aaron Bummer. He is a solid, 26-year-old left-hander that could be big in the back half of the ‘pen for years to come.

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The bottom line is that the Yankees have a fantastic opportunity to make another big offseason move. An extra outfielder, like Frazier, allows the Yankees to fill any holes that they might have.