The New York Yankees are currently listening to offers regarding Brett Gardner and Chase Headley in a reported effort to cut payroll. Especially since the Matt Holliday and the Aroldis Chapman deals have the Yankees over the $189 Million payroll, which could result in a luxury tax penalty. While the reasons to trade Gardner are […]

A case for trading / not trading Brett Gardner

Yesterday, we graded Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner. Today, we move to right field where we’ll grade Aaron Hicks. Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi acquired Hicks as part of a ‘fourth outfielder project’. One entire season later and…what was the point of Aaron Hicks again? Last offseason, the Yankees traded John Ryan Murphy to the Minnesota […]

2016 Yankees Report Card: Aaron Hicks

Yesterday, we graded center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Today, we move to left field where we grade Yankees homegrown Brett Gardner. Many believed when the Yankees traded for Ellsbury that Gardner would be the odd man out. However, the Yankees found room for both players. But after they shared the outfield for the last […]

2016 Yankees Report Card: Brett Gardner

Yesterday, we graded Mark Teixeira‘s final season in Yankees pinstripes. Today, we move to the Yankees outfield where we’ll grade center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury would have had a decent year…if he wasn’t making $153 Million dollars as part of an eight-year contract. Unfortunately, adding his contract in makes Ellsbury’s season a […]

2016 Yankees Report Card: Jacoby Ellsbury