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MLB Lockout: Proposing a Yankees, Brewers trade to send Christian Yelich, Josh Hader to New York; Aroldis Chapman to Milwaukee

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Lockout: Proposing a Yankees, Brewers trade to send Christian Yelich, Josh Hader to New York; Aroldis Chapman to Milwaukee

There isn’t much going on during the MLB Lockout. We are on Day 13 of it, which feels like 313 days.

So let’s propose a trade, just for fun. Cause there isn’t much else going on.

In this, we spun a trade for a shortstop that isn’t named Carlos Correa, and made it more exciting and enticing.

The Yankees take Christian Yelich, who was a former MVP and coming off a down season, but by taking him on, the Yankees get Josh Hader, who could easily be inserted into the closer spot.

In return, the Yankees give back Aroldis Chapman, who is a pending free agent. The Brewers get Aaron Hicks, who is cheaper than Yelich, and they also get Luke Voit, who they are interested in.

It’s a bit of both teams taking on bad contracts, but it helps fill needs.

The Yankees get a younger closer and rid themselves of Aaron Hicks with a better outfielder.

The Brewers get Yelich off the payroll and get a power-hitting first baseman in Voit.

Seems fair, right? Right. Come back, baseball. We need baseball off-season moves.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.