New York Yankees could trade for Kyle Seager if Machado is missed

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Kyle Seager (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Kyle Seager (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /

If Manny Machado becomes out of their reach, the New York Yankees could make a move on Kyle Seager instead.

The Winter Meetings are heating up after the New York Yankees landed big fish Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins for Starlin Castro and two lower level prospects. Teams will analyze their rosters from top to bottom and decide what pieces to add in order to contend with the new look Yankees and the defending champion Houston Astros.

Recently, the Yankees have been quiet (at least to their standards) during the offseason the last few years but once they were surprisingly denied by international superstar Shohei Ohtani, general manager Brian Cashman couldn’t miss out on redeeming himself and improving a team that came within one win of appearing in the World Series. That’s when news broke out that NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton made it clear to Derek Jeter and Marlins brass that the Yankees were one of the four teams he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause for besides the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

After acquiring Stanton, the Yankees seem poised to make another splash specifically for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado as he’s being shopped around heavily by the Orioles front office. Have a look:

If the Orioles asking price is too high the Yankees can just wait until the 2018 offseason and pursue Machado then as he seems adamant about testing the open market and evaluating his true worth.

The Yankees can either wait or if they want an immediate upgrade they can look to someone who’s productive but consistently get’s overlooked and that’s Kyle Seager. The Seattle Mariners third baseman and older brother of Los Angeles Dodgers superstar shortstop Corey Seager would finally get the recognition he deserves if he were to play in New York City. Seager, 30, would add a potent left-handed bat in a Yankees lineup that’s dominated by right-handed sluggers Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez.

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The older Seager has already made an All-Star appearance and won a gold glove at the hot corner in 2014. He finished 12th in MVP voting last season and has career averages of .268 /25/85. Those numbers would drastically increase with the protection that the Yankees lineup provides and could serve to be just as sufficient but a cheaper bargain if the Yankees decide to hold on to their young talent and not trade for Machado or sign him next offseason.