Trade partners that make the most sense for the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks need to consider the trade market, but which teams make the most sense as potential trade partners?
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen speaks to the media ahead of their NLCS matchup
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen speaks to the media ahead of their NLCS matchup / Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 5
Next

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are a team in need of outfield help with some pitchers to spare. As of right now, MLB.com lists Estevan Florial in two of the three outfield roles, with Aaron Judge in right field. With the highly touted Jasson Dominguez out for a while after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Yankees are definitely a team in need of OF depth.

The D-Backs have a few options to choose from the Yankees' depth chart in terms of pitching. Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodn, and Michael King are likely off-limits, but I could definitely see the Yankees listening to offers regarding Nestor Cortes and Clarke Schmidt, depending on the deal they're being given. There are a handful of young and talented, but unproven options as well. That includes Yoendrys Gomez, Jhony Brito, Randy Vasquez, and Clayton Beeter.

I definitely think Jorge Barrosa would be a player the Yankees would be interested in. They have so many power-over-hit kinds of players, and their outfielders were the definition of three-true-outcomes. As a unit, Yankees OFs had a .182 ISO and 10% walk rate, but also struck out 25.8% of the time with a .223 BA in 2023.

There is a fit here for the Yankees and the D-Backs. As of right now, they have little outfield depth and have lost one of their best options to TJ surgery. The D-Backs, who need pitching, could poach one of the Yankees' pitchers.