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?