Tuesday, December 12, 2017
What Does the Chase Headley Trade Mean for the Yankees ?
The Yankees traded Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to the Padres for Jabari Blash. The Yankees pretty much traded Headley so they didn't have to pay his contract this season. This gives the Yankees even more money to spend and flexibility while staying under the tax threshold.
This deal for the Yankees could mean a few things for third base. The Yankees can explore trading for Manny Machado which is unlikely at this point. They can explore signing another slugger in Mike Moustakas who had his best pro year last year. The Yankees will also explore resigning Todd Frazier. Frazier would be perfect on a 1 year deal. Many sources say he wants a multi year deal which the Yankees should avoid. A one year deal for Frazier would be ideal. Frazier has a very good glove and fit in well in the clubhouse. He also has some power. The trade could also open the door for Miguel Andujar or Tyler Wade. Trading Headley also gives the Yankees some more spending in starting pitching.