Grading Yankees' Andrew Benintendi Trade
In perhaps the biggest Rage "What the Fffffff" of the 2022 season ... man, it is so incredibly frustrating how Benintendi's season ended.
Right when he was heating up. A month before he'd have a chance to cement himself as the Yankees' contact-forward missing piece in the postseason. Thanks to a fractured bone that he thought he'd had removed a decade prior. Just wonderful.
A five-year, $90 million for Benintendi, after his Yankees tenure, feels like an unreasonable ask. But it would've been so much fun to watch him, at his peak, become the latest Boston/New York crossover to bring a title to the Bronx. The trade package the Yankees surrendered here was surprisingly light; headliner Beck Way has begun 2023 with a 17.18 ERA.
All things considered, the only pain here was already suffered last September, but it continues to burn that the Yankees were robbed of seeing whether their plan was sound by a freak accident.