With Luke Voit’s New York Yankees career up in the air, it is worth looking at a few possible replacements at the first base position for 2022.
Objectively, it looks like the 2020 MVP candidate has already played his final game in pinstripes, finishing this season on the 60-Day IL after an unnecessary knee tweak sprinting to first on a strikeout.
A strikeout, of course, where first base was already occupied. What a frustrating season, top to bottom.
Before we break down possible external replacements for Voit, who seems to have rubbed the higher-ups in the organization wrong somewhere along the line, and was dangled in trade discussions at the deadline, it’s worth examining someone who’s already in uniform.
The Yankees could target these 4 offseason replacements for Luke Voit.
3. Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rizzo is the Yankees’ current first baseman. However, his contract expires at the end of 2021.
While he has been a fine addition to the team after coming over in a trade deadline deal in July, he might not be the right fit going forward.
For starters, Rizzo will likely demand a contract that is uncomfortably high for the Yankees to be interested in. Rizzo is 32 years old and decline has already started to set in for the once perennial All-Star.
While being a lefty and an excellent fielder are two traits the Yankees should value in their next first baseman, Rizzo himself may not be the best choice for Brian Cashman.