Tuesday, July 11, 2017


(July 9, 2017 - Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America)
The Yankees stumble into the All-Star break like a drunk walking through Central Park. Last night at the Home Run Derby, Judge won the whole thing, even at one point facing off against Miami star Justin Bour.  And it was great to see, but now Bour has been the talk of New York, mostly because of some pretty interesting trade rumors.

Recently I wrote a couple pieces about pitchers the Yankees may be pursuing. While at this point, they seem to be nothing more than rumors, there seems to be some more serious talk going on regarding Justin Bour, a first baseman. The New York Post writes: 

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"The Yankees may be looking to add another home-run masher to join Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez on their squad of Bronx Bombers. The team reportedly is pursuing a trade for Marlins first baseman Justin Bour..."

And BYB wrote:

"The Yankees are desperate to get some production out of first base. The Yankees have DFA'd Chris Carter twice in a two week time span and Tyler Austin and Greg Bird are on the shelf. The Yankees need a consistent face at first base that can give them some offense and rumors suggest Justin Bour may be on the Yankees radar."

(April 4, 2017 - Source: Brian Blanco/Getty Images North America)     
Look, it's true, with Greg Bird out for who knows how long, the Yankees may need more than just a rental player. Justin Bour seems to be a player that could provide what was hoped for from Bird. Also, things could get real fun with Judge, Sanchez, and Bour in the lineup on a daily basis.  Hell, just look at how much fun the Derby was last night with those three.

While Ji-Man Choi has done an admirable job just before the break, is he really the solution? It's a very small sample size by this guy.  Shouldn't the Yankees play it safe rather than being sorry?

(July 9, 2017 - Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)
Now a Bour deal could get alittle costly, and I'm not sure what the Yankees are willing to give up in a trade or even who should be offered. If the Marlins are asking for Gleyber Torres or Clint Frazier, I  would hope Brian Cashman walks away.

That being said, with the production or lack thereof the Yankees have received from first base this season, Justin Bour could be the answer.  In the midst of a career year with the Marlins, it looks, at least on paper he could be.

Then again, after the disaster that was, Chris Carter, could anything be worse?

What do you think? Comment. 

--Michael Carnesi
BYB Writer

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