From the NYTimes:
Early in the off-season, the Yankees checked in with the Cincinnati Reds about second baseman Brandon Phillips, who has four years left on a six-year, $72.5 million contract. The Reds were not ready to trade him, and the asking price was said to be exorbitant.
The Yankees have few of the cheap, major-league-ready players teams covet in trades, but if they offered outfielder Brett Gardner and reliever David Robertson, would Cincinnati bite? Gardner could replace Choo, and Robertson would allow Aroldis Chapman to move to the rotation. It is worth exploring.
I would do this deal in a microsecond….good player with decent OBP in CF and a solid RH Reliever for Phillips? DONE.
What about you?
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.