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New York Yankees: Takeaways from the 2016 Winter Meetings

Most Likely To Be Traded?

While Cashman was shutting down the idea of a Headley trade and explaining how the Yankees’ heavy lifting is done, he kept the possibility of dealing Brett Gardner very much alive.

According to Bryan Hoch, Cashman said New York will ride in a steadfast cruise control for the remainder of the offseason “unless I trade (Brett) Gardner.”

The 33-year-old left fielder has two years and $25 million dwelling on what’s considered to be a decently fair contract which includes a club option of $12.5 million for 2019 and a $2 million buyout.

Last season, Gardner slashed .261/.351/.362 with his highest on-base percentage since 2010 and while no specific teams were mentioned by the Yankees’ GM (Baltimore was a rumor), it is reasonable to field offers and try to make a deal.

Heck, every single fan hopes the highly touted Clint Frazier takes over as soon as this season.

Should Cashman pursue a deal, anticipate the Yankees to target a starting pitcher since, as mentioned, only three spots are locked down as we are 66 days from Feb. 13, the day pitchers and catchers report to Tampa.

As far as Gardner’s replacement, Mason Williams, Tyler Austin and Aaron Hicks could fill the void in left field before Frazier is ready to take over.

What do you think, Yankees’ fans? Are you satisfied, or disappointed by how this year’s Winter Meetings went? Are there any moves you would have made? Let your voice be heard in the comments below.