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New York Yankees Potential Trade Deadline Targets

Ryan Braun (MIL)

This is the big name that has been floating around in the minds of fans ever since he got off to a torrent start. The Brewers are not in contention, they will have no problem trading their star for the right price, and Braun is performing at his highest level since the steroid allegations that hampered his image.

Currently slashing a brilliant .325/.383/.556, the 32-year-old is also on pace to smash 27 homers drive in 91 runs on a subpar Milwaukee team.

While this may be a little steep for the Yanks considering the asking price, it is definitely worth a thought. It would also likely require a preceding move with Brett Gardner, as would any move for an outfielder.

With that being said, the Yankees can receive a pretty substantial return in a Gardner deal that can be directly allocated with other trade chips to acquire high-level, more consistent bats in Braun or Bruce.

Moreover, Braun would be under contract until 2020 and have a mutual option for 2021. If this more unlikely deal were to go through, the Yanks would be set in left field for years to come.

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