The New York Yankees would love to trade Joey Gallo and these three teams might be dumb enough to strike a deal.
Joey Gallo hasn’t even been with the New York Yankees for a full flip of the calendar. This hasn’t stopped fans from openly volunteering to drive him to JFK, LaGuardia, or even Newark Airport.
Gallo was acquired by the Yankees ahead of last year’s trade deadline at a time when he was hitting .223/.379/.490 for the Texas Rangers. The all-or-nothing Gallo known for his immense power and even greater ability to strike out saw those slash line totals drop to .160/.303/.404 as a member of the Yankees. Through the early part of 2022, he’s keeping pace with those numbers but unfortunately slightly below in the OBP and slugging departments.
The Yankees are known to have an interest in trading Gallo—a fact made clear in the offseason. They never did find the right deal but maybe this summer they can find one of these teams dumb enough to make a trade.
Joey Gallo rumors: Phillies could trade for Yankees slugger
The Philadelphia Phillies built their team this offseason in a dumb way. They added more DH candidates by signing Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber when they already had Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins on the roster.
While Gallo isn’t necessarily a DH candidate with two Gold Gloves in his past, he wouldn’t add much to the already home run-focused starting lineup.
On the Phillies, Gallo could actually insert himself into a starting job in center field. Although more of a corner outfielder, he has some experience playing the toughest outfield spot. The Phillies have had a problem filling this job for several years. This season, they’re repeating it all over again with Odubel Herrera with some very underwhelming results.
Making a trade with the Yankees for Gallo would double-down on what they already have. The Phillies are a team of mashers and bashers who can just as easily score ten runs or get no-hit for an evening. With so few quality center field options likely available at the trade deadline, could the Phillies be dumb enough to try and fit him onto a club needing something a little different?