The New York Yankees love to spend; could they use some money this offseason on Kyle Seager?
The Yankees don’t have a lot of holes in their lineup, let alone at third base. Gio Urshela gets most of the reps at third, and he surely isn’t going anywhere; he is 29 years old with a .744 career OPS, and is under contract through 2023. The other third baseman on the roster is utility infielder Rougned Odor, who hasn’t been impressive this season, but is owed a guaranteed $12 million next season. That contract will be nearly impossible for the Yankees to get out of.
At DH, the Yankees will be set next season with a combination of Joey Gallo (assuming he isn’t traded) and Giancarlo Stanton. However, the one reason the Yankees make this list is if centerfielder Aaron Hicks is past his prime (he hit .194 this year before a season-ending injury), resulting in Gallo taking over in center field, Stanton moving to left field, and Seager splitting DH/third base duties with Urshela.
As we all know, the Yankees are always willing to spend in free agency. However, due to their veteran-laden roster and infield depth, the Yankees are a long-shot destination for Seager.