Friday, January 31, 2020


Along with Nolan Arenado...what if the Yankees signed Kris Bryant

Bryant is on the market and the Yankees should strike now. The reported asking price is two Major League ready prospects and possibly more, which Brian Cashman can easily meet without damaging his prospect pool. Bryant being one of the best players in the game would make the price worth it. 

At 28-years-old he's batting .284/.385/.516/.901, with 138 home runs, 167 doubles, and 403 RBIs. By making this deal, the Yankees could part with Miguel Andujar who had an injury riddled 2019 season and Clint Frazier who is not on the best terms with the team at the moment. The only current negative is the Yankees' luxury tax which would be pushed to over $300M with the added Bryant salary.

Former top prospect Taijuan Walker has recovered from Tommy John surgery, and could be a cheap deal the Yankees could benefit from. Walker’s career ERA is 3.95 in 528.1 innings, and now healthy he could get back to his old performance. 

The good thing is, rotation depth is not a current issue for the Yankees, but why not solidify that further? If all it requires is a minor league deal and a Spring Training invitation, they should definitely go for it. Give him a shot to prove he is healthy and effective, and go from there.

--Missy O'Rourke
BYB Contributor
Twitter: @missy_orourke

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