The New York Yankees have a busy offseason ahead.
They are losing their best player, Aaron Judge, via free agency.
They can still retain him, but he is now able to speak with other teams.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo opted out of his deal and is also a free agent.
Basically, the Yanks lost the two best hitters in a suspect offense.
The team also needs a left fielder to upgrade the struggling Aaron Hicks.
General manager Brian Cashman is working on improving the team at manager Aaron Boone‘s disposal.
“Brian Cashman said he has been “listening and engaging” on multiple trade possibilities during the GM Meetings, including inquiries from other clubs about the Yankees’ abundance of infielders,” MLB insider Jon Morosi tweeted.
Brian Cashman said he has been “listening and engaging” on multiple trade possibilities during the GM Meetings, including inquiries from other clubs about the Yankees’ abundance of infielders. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 10, 2022
The Yankees Have Infield Depth
Volpe is a future franchise cornerstone and is probably off limits, but the team is open to trading Donaldson and Torres in particular.
Getting rid of Donaldson’s huge contract would give the team more flexibility, though Torres is expected to bring more in a trade because he is younger and has some offensive upside.
The Yankees could go with a young middle infield of Cabrera and Peraza, or Peraza and Volpe with Cabrera as the left fielder.
Will they trust all the kids, though?
They didn’t trust Peraza in the second half and the postseason, so they will likely keep some veterans in the mix.