Yankees after Cardinals’ David Freese

Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (23) slides in for a double against Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7) during the eighth inning of game five of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the New York Yankees are discussing a possible trade for St. Louis Cardinals’ third basemen David Freese.

The trade makes sense for both sides. The Yankees have no idea what the future of third basemen Alex Rodriguez and would obviously love to get rid of Rodriguez and at least part of his massive contract.

The Cardinals would like to move Matt Carpenter to third base full time and open up second base for super prospect Kolton Wong, whose speed and defensive skill were on display when the Cardinals lost to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series just a few weeks ago.

Freese, who was the MVP of the 2011 World Series (when he had a record 21 RBI), batted .262, had an on-base percentage of .340 and slugged .381 last season. The 30-year old hit nine home runs and drove in 60 runs in 138 games for the Cardinals last season.

Topics: David Freese, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals

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  • Jd

    The latest update was no deal. And to be honest, I wouldn’t trade Pineda and whatever other pitching prospect they wanted for him.

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