New York Yankees He is at a critical juncture in his season as they have just been wiped out By the St. Louis Cardinals And they have a failing streak Los Angeles Dodgers give up the best record in all of MLB for the first time this year. The hole has undoubtedly cost some of its starters, and the same Yankees team has failed to find a way out for many of them.
According to Brendan Kutty of NJ Advanced Media, the Yankees tried to release Josh Donaldson and Aaron Hicks at the trade deadline, as did Joey Gallo. However, they haven’t been able to gain traction with anyone willing to accept a trade for any of these players.
Essentially, the high salaries of both players made it impossible for either to be ‘enthusiastic’ about agreeing to a trade, with Donaldson having one year remaining on his $50 million contract between 2022 and 2023, while Hicks has three years remaining. Left out of his contract. His own contract and payment of $40 million.
While both players are excellent defenders and have improved on one of the team’s weaknesses in that regard, their offense leaves a lot to be desired, with Hicks hitting .226/.347/.319 and a 94 OPS+, while Donaldson is hitting .222/.304/.383 with a 96 OPS+. Both are below the level of the average MLB hitter.