Could the Yankees come for Dozier?
by, 12-06-2013 at 10:47 PM (713 Views)
Now that Robinson Cano has reached his huge contract with the Mariners, could the NY Yankees come calling on the Twins next week at the Winter meetings, for a trade – to get Twins 2B Brian Dozier?
Brian Dozier .244/.312/.414/.726
Kelly Johnson .235/.305/.410/.715
Brendon Ryan .197/.255/.273/.528
Eduardo Nunez .260/.307/.372/.679
Dozier 2B 147 games 2013 .992 fld% 5.22 RF/9
Johnson 2B 22 games 2013 1.000 fld% 3.86 RF/9
Ryan 2B Has not played 2B since 2009
Nunez 2B Played 2 games there last year
I'd say Dozier is a better defensive 2B - even after only one season there, than any of the three on the Yankees list. And he's better offensively.
The Yankees are going to have to find someone to replace Cano. So the question is, what could the Yankees offer the Twins for their 2B?
The Yankees' top prospects include CA Gary Sanchez, SP Jose Campos and SP Rafael De Paula; could say two of these prospects woo the Twins enough to give up Dozier?
Of course the Yankees know the Twins have two high 2B prospects somewhat close to making the team - Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario (although Rosario is facing a 50-game suspension)?
If Brian Cashman offers two of these top prospects for Dozier next week, what will Terry Ryan do? What should he do?