Yankees in Spring Training #4 – A Very Important Trade

Today, the Yankees traded “surplus for surplus” according to Brian Cashman. But maybe, just maybe, this very minor trade might have a major impact on what I was talking about yesterday.

Sergio Mitre who was not going to make the starting rotation was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder, Chris Dickerson. Now, the attention has been on the Yankees removing Mitre from the starting rotation mix but more consideration needs to be given to Dickerson. Dickerson is a more than respectable defensive outfielder who has batted higher than .270 in each of the last three seasons whilst making only sporadic appearances at the major league level. Now what the Yankees need is someone who can bat more than .250 as a backup outfielder.

Might Dickerson be a better bet than Andruw Jones?

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