Monday, November 12, 2012, 3:39 PM
It has been reported that Robinson Cano will not give the Yankees a home town discount, which was expected with Scott Boras as his agent. At the same time a team like the Diamond-Backs are known to be looking for infield help, so heres the trade proposal. Robinson Cano, Eduardo Nunez and David Phelps for Trevor Bauer, Aaron Hill and Adam Eaton. A trade like this could make sense considering the Yankees are in need of a major leage ready outfielder like Adam Eaton. The 23 year old is a power hitting lefty that could be a perfect fit for the short portch in right. While he is not an elite player like Cano, Aaron Hill would provide another very good hitter in the Yankees lineup. He hit .302 with 26 homeruns in 2012 and is under team control until 2014, like Cano. While his glove is far inferior to Cano's his righty bat could level out a heavy lefty lineup. As everybody knows the Yankees lack in young pitching with the injuries to Manny Banuelos and Michael Pineda, then the setbacks Dellin Betances has faced, so Trevor Bauer who has high upside, but did not pitch well in the majors in 2012 would make sense as the main chip the Yankees recieve in exchange for Cano. This trade helps the Yankees in their quest to get under the $189 million dollar "salary cap" because it provides them with a cheaper secondbaseman, a right fielder who will be under control until 2019, and a pitcher who will be under control until 2019. The reason why the Diamondbacks would accept this deal is because they are looking for infield help in which they can get out of Cano and Nunez, and they would be getting a pitcher with a succesful full year under his belt in David Phelps. They are reportedly looking for a shortstop or thirdbaseman, both posistions Nunez has played. So tell me what you think, just leave a comment.