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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    He’s gonna bring back more than that if they move him. The Dodgers would have been an intriguing spot before they took the guy from Miami. My wonder is if the Yanks just aren’t sold on the kids to take over the position right now and want IKF there as a transition type guy
    It does make a lot of sense for the Yankees to keep him around for 2023 rather than selling out on the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    He’s gonna bring back more than that if they move him. The Dodgers would have been an intriguing spot before they took the guy from Miami. My wonder is if the Yanks just aren’t sold on the kids to take over the position right now and want IKF there as a transition type guy
    So the Yankees are prioritizing a temporary shortstop over a starting left fielder?

    If they deal IKF, the only real landing spots are Boston and Atlanta. I suppose Arizona might consider him as a starting 3b as well…

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    The thing about IKF is that Cashman took on Donaldson's salary to get him. So he's invested in him, in more ways than one. I don't think he's going anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    The thing about IKF is that Cashman took on Donaldson's salary to get him. So he's invested in him, in more ways than one. I don't think he's going anywhere.
    I doubt he's traded, too, but if they really want to stay below the tax line they are right up against, they will need to dump some salary somewhere.

    Could they dump Hicks off on someone by adding a nice prospect or two with him, a la Ottavino & German for cash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    The thing about IKF is that Cashman took on Donaldson's salary to get him. So he's invested in him, in more ways than one. I don't think he's going anywhere.
    I’m pretty sure Donaldson and his 128 OPS+ with Minnesota was a bigger part of the trade than just a salary dump…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I’m pretty sure Donaldson and his 128 OPS+ with Minnesota was a bigger part of the trade than just a salary dump…
    True enough.
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    IKF was included to offset Donaldson's "emotional" baggage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    IKF was included to offset Donaldson's "emotional" baggage.
    IKF was the real target, the Yanks took on Donaldson to add upgrade on Gio offensively and balance the money. Gio plus Sanchez were costing $17mil. IKF was $6 mil. So the Twins didn't want to add $11 mil to payroll, so the Yanks took a "still prime" producer in Donaldson who could play 3b
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