The Indians never should’ve traded Clint Frazier (or Justus Sheffield for that matter). They damn sure shouldn’t have traded him for a middle reliever. It doesn’t matter if it was Andrew Miller. No reliever is worth an everyday player. Period. Frazier and Bradley Zimmer were supposed to be the building blocks of the outfield and had the team retained Frazier, who knows what this outfield would look like today.
Well, good news, the Yankees are listening to offers on Frazier. This is another situation where you may not need to ship Zach Plesac or Mike Clevinger to get Frazier back. Frazier has had his own embattlement with the Yankees for a while and wasn’t even on their opening day roster for 2020, instead only being called up because Aaron Judge got hurt.
Since getting called up, across 15 at-bats, Frazier has two home runs, eight RBI’s, and a .533 batting average. Granted, it’s only across four games, but still, he has eight hits in only 15 at-bats. Sandy Leon and Beau Taylor only have three hits between them. Point is, don’t discount a limited number because that doesn’t mean much this season.
Frazier would be an everyday player for the team, and hopefully, Zimmer and Tyler Naquin can get back on track, so you can have the outfield for 2020 you were always supposed to have. Even if one of them doesn’t, Delino DeShields is truly impressive in his limited playing time.