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.