Boston Red Sox – Brock Holt, Utility
Since a trade between these two bitter rivals is about as likely as me becoming a major league baseball player as a chubby 33 year old man, we’ll have to take a look at places who will be free agents soon. Holt is a super utility man for the Sox who has one year after this left on his current deal. He’s played second base, shortstop, right field and even a game at first base this year. That type of flexibility is coveted by any team in the majors. It makes a manager’s life much easier when dealing with the bumps and bruises of a baseball season.
Holt is 30 right now but can still be a valuable member of a team for the next couple of seasons. First, he makes very little money which would help the Yankees load up on the big contracts elsewhere. Secondly, he has a career on base percentage of .333 so even though he lacks any major pop, he can hit towards the bottom of the lineup while the Bombers do the heavy lifting at the top. This acquisition wouldn’t carry the sizzle that is normally associated with the New York Yankees but that doesn’t mean he can’t be an important piece.
Even thought the Yankees do have Brandon Drury and his three seasons of remaining arbitration, Holt could step into that bench role and the Yanks could likely flip Drury for something small. Drury should be a regular player for some team in the majors while the same claim can’t be made for Holt. Holt is a solid bench asset for any team but his strengths would go a long way to helping the Yankees win more championships.