Monday, November 30, 2015

Jose Reyes: Pros and Cons to a Trade

The New York Yankees may or may not be happy with the idea of a Robert Refsnyder and Dustin Ackley platoon at second base this season. We all watched last offseason as Martin Prado was essentially written in stone at the position before the team traded the utility man to Miami in the Nathan Eovaldi trade. Refsnyder fans everywhere rejoiced thinking the Korean-born rookie would receive the starting job only to see the team sign Stephen Drew to a one-year deal worth $5 million. I said all that to say this, Refsnyder starting is no guarantee and will be no guarantee until I see it with my own two eyes on Opening Day. Until then Cashman could do anything to fill the position including a trade for the Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes.


Defensive upgrade over the platoon
Likely an offensive upgrade over the platoon as well
Can handle the New York market and media
Would come CHEAP after domestic violence suit
Averages an annual 3.0 WAR throughout his career


$22 million AAV through the 2018 season including team options
Reyes is 32 years old and will be 33 by mid-season
Deal runs through Reyes' age 35 season
Injury prone in 2013 and 2015 combining for just 219 games played
Did you say domestic violence suit... in Hawaii?

You decide. Is it worth? Leave it below in the comments section.

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