One MLB scout believes that with the New York Yankees being serious title contenders this season, they should be willing to give up nearly “anything” in their farm system in a trade for outfielder Andrew Benintendi.
The Yankees have dominated baseball in 2022. They own the best record in the league and have seemed like an unstoppable freight train during the first half of the season. They have also done so despite some dreadful play out of left field.
Thus far, the platoon of Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo batted a combined .196 through their first 78 games of the season. While the team has certainly overcome their lack of offensive production, that is not a combo they can feel confident about heading into the playoffs.
That is why there has been a great deal of speculation around them targeting impending free agent Andrew Benintendi before the MLB trade deadline on Aug. 2. The 27-year-old is having a career year despite being on another putrid Kansas City Royals squad, and seems like the perfect answer for New York’s left-field issues.