Source: Yankees and Cardinals discuss potential trade for David Freese

David Freese

The St. Louis Cardinals are planning on moving Matt Carpenter to third base. The Yankees are unsure of whether or not they’ll have their third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the 2014 season. It seems the Yankees and the Cardinals might have to make a trade in order to make both teams happy.

According to the New York Daily News, the Yankees and Cardinals are discussing a potential trade that would send 3B David Freese to the Yankees. It’s not clear what the St. Louis Cardinals would want in return but judging by Freese’s down 2013 season and his injury history, the Cardinals might not want a lot.

The Yankees have flirted with trading for Freese before, after almost acquiring him from the San Diego Padres for Kei Igawa in 2007, but at the time George Steinbrenner did not want to eat Igawa’s contract of 4 years and the remaining $16 Million.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman declined to comment on Freese.

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8 Responses to Source: Yankees and Cardinals discuss potential trade for David Freese

  1. Steffi says:

    So far David Freese is one of my favourite players. It would be a pitty if they would trade him.

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    This might not be a bad idea. Freese is probably a better fielder than Reynolds, turns just 31 next year, and would be cheap to pay and cheap to acquire. I'd want to have Vernon Wells or Eduardo Nunez be part of the deal. They do need a SS and might need a corner OF.

    • tom says:

      Freese would cost us 4m and minor leaguer(s). Reynolds could cost us no more than 6m.

      Now, it is no longer to be relevant as trade talk fell apart.

      • hotdog says:

        i agree, the Cards would be looking for prospects…they might entertain Nunez who I don't see cutting it in New York…

  3. rose heller says:

    what the yanks should do is back up the truck and put nunez and wells inside.

  4. Looper says:

    Freese, what this guy can play? Did you watch this guy's swings during this post season, just stink!
    How is it possible for the Yankees to trade Nunez with him, Nunez is much better than this guy.
    Do not do stupid things.

  5. robert scorza says:

    NUNEZ IS BETTER THAN FREESE, PUT HIM THERE AND LEAVE HIM THERE HIS DEFENSE WILL IMPROVE , HE WILL HIT 280 AND STEAL 40 BASES.

  6. robert scorza says:

    NYY do not need Beltran, another older player, soriano, gardner , ichiro , wells and almonte give nyy plenty of of options, almonte should get a long look as the regular right fielder, he is only 24 yrs old and hit 297 ar triple a .