Cardinals: 5 teams that should trade for Harrison Bader
By Josh Jacobs
New York Yankees
It is no secret how much Harrison Bader loves his hometown, so a return to the Bronx seems inevitable at some point in the centerfielders career.
The Yankees have the best record in baseball and will clearly be buyers at this seasons trade deadline, and would certainly have interest in Bader during the offseason as well. With the impending free agency of Aaron Judge, Bader can bring some excitement to the Bronx if he were to leave, or help create one of the most dynamic outfields in baseball if they choose to resign him.
Outfielder Joey Gallo has been a huge let down for the Yankees since acquiring him last season at the deadline, so the presence of Bader would allow Judge to shift back to a corner outfield spot and give up on the Gallo experiment.
For the Cardinals, the Yankees boast both elite pitching on their big league roster and a good farm system that could provide the Cardinals with the value they’d need to part with their center fielder. MLB ready pitching would be ideal for the club, but even a strong prospect package would replenish the club’s farm system in the event they make a big move for pitching.