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Yankees Hot Stove: To trade or not to trade Brett Gardner?

Brett Gardner makes a outstretched catch durin...

Brett Gardner makes a outstretched catch during a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on April 24, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the new additions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran to go along with Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano, Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki, the New York

Yankees have a plethora of outfielders.

This leads many to presume that lead-off hitter Gardner is the odd-man out, as he is still under team control through this season and is considered one of the top five center fielders in the game today.

Certainly, Gardner’s health does pose some concern, as he has spent a decent amount of time on the DL over his six career seasons. But no doubt when healthy, Gardner is an all around good player with a lot of the same tools as Ellsbury.

As you can probably tell, I want Gardner to stay in New York but what is you opinion on the possibility of him being trading for starting pitcher, or second baseman?

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 26/04/2013 01:46:51
end_date 28/02/2014 23:59:59
Poll Results:
Do you think the Yankees should trade Brett Gardner, or not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Lolo says:

    Other than 2012 . when was Gardner injured?

    • Last season Gardner missed some time….and in 2010 too. Not significant but he hit the 15-day DL last season but had a strained left oblique in September, if I my memory is correct.

  2. Tom says:

    "Certainly, Gardner’s health does pose some concern, as he has spent a decent amount of time on the DL over his six career seasons."

    Whoa kemosabe…… You can't now write that then write "If my memory is correct" Didn't you look it up first??????

    2008 – 42 games ( called up 30 June; back up to Melky/Damon)
    2009 – 108 games ( Damon/Melky)
    2010 – 150 games ( wrist procedure in Dec)
    2011 – 159 games
    2012- 16 ( we know about this one)
    2013 – 145 games ( Sept Oblique injury)

    Pretty durable to me!!!!!!!

    • LLP says:

      Tom – Garnder's wrist-elbow injuries both required surgeries. The elbow was severe enough for him to miss an entire season…."we all know about this one" doesn't give him missing the entire season a pass. Gardner has had bumps had bruises along the way too that required extra attention due to the severity of his are surgeries.

      I have had two elbow surgeries from sports and the elbow never fully heals to the way it was pre-surgery. I still cannot play tennis the way I used to so I can imagine Gardner rehabs constantly still.

      In Gardner's 4-full seasons he has missed one entire season so 25% of the time he was on the DL. That is a decent amount of time for such a young player…..but I am a Gardner fan but hope he can stay healthy is all .

  3. Tom says:

    Nice try. You should have just written he spent most of time on DL in 2012 – NOT over the last 6 yrs. You act like he's a health risk.

    Comparing 2 different surgeries is apples and oranges. He came back after 2012 and played 145 games.

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