Their most promising trade chip is Brett Gardner, but the Bronx Bombers don’t seem interested in moving him just yet, which has lead to speculation the Yankees will move Ichiro Suzuki – assuming there are any takers.
There aren’t a lot of teams in need of an aging outfielder with declining skills, but few teams have a bigger hole in left field than the San Francisco Giants who remain a possible destination for the ever-popular Suzuki:
Ichiro, who can still play defense but can’t hit at the level he used to, could be a functional player for someone. The San Francisco Giants always remain a possibility.
Ichiro will be entering the final year of his contract, in which he’s scheduled to make $6.5 million dollars. It’s unlikely the Giants would be willing to pick up his entire contract – especially if they send any prospect to New York in such a trade, so it’s likely the Yankees would need to pick up a portion of his deal.