MLB: Yankees looking to fill in for Gary Sánchez Could Salvador Pérez be the answer?

The New York Yankees look like this offseason’s great team from MLB who is willing to throw the house out the window to reinforcera his lineup heading to 2022 and finally win that elusive World Seriesl, with at least four positions that GM Brian Cashman has hinted that they will seek to add playersThese being shortstop, center field, starting pitching and catching, with the latter being perhaps the one with the fewest options in the market to reinforce.

While both Cashman and manager Aaron Boone have said they are pleased with Gary Sanchez’s progress, reports from MLB Network’s Jon Heyman have revealed that they are looking for a replacement for the Dominican, with few options in free agency to relieve him of that. position, since there are Martín “Machete” Maldonado, Stephen Vogt, Robinson Chirinos and Roberto Pérez as the main free agents; all of them excellent on defense but deficient with the wood, which despite the recent shortcomings of the “Kraken” on offense, is better than all of them.

That said, perhaps the most plausible option for the Yankees in terms of both offense and defense in general is to seek the exchange for the Venezuelan of the Kansas City Royals, Salvador Pérez, who comes from a brutal season on offense where he ended MLB’s home run and RBI leader with 48 and 121 respectively, plus another good year on defense.

Pérez is the last remaining stronghold on the Royals’ team that won the 2015 World Series and is under contract through the end of the 2025 season with an option for 2026, so perhaps the Yankees would have to offer their fair share of prospects for the Royals agree to trade Salvy, plus the Kansas City team hopes to get out of rebuilding and compete in the division soon.

The Yankees could send Gary Sánchez himself to Kansas City, who would enter his final year of contract before becoming a free agent in 2022, as well as being able to send other players from his farms like the 6 prospect from his farm, Austin Wells of 22 who is a catcher too. Other players could include pitcher Clarke Schmidt, no. 5 according to MLB Pipeline or Estevan Florial and Miguel Andújar, who have not been able to have continuity and could flourish in an environment of less pressure such as Kansas City.

Another option on the exchange market would be Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy, who would likely be up for sale along with all the team figures like Sean Manaea, Chris Bassit, Matt Olson and Matt Chapman. Murphy won the Gold Glove in 2021 and is under control until 2026, having a respectable bat throughout his career with an OPS + of 109 in three seasons, hitting better than Sánchez who has an OPS + of 103 in the same span.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Yankees looking to fill in for Gary Sánchez Could Salvador Pérez be the answer?