PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the San Francisco Giants in Game Two of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 17 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shane Victorino
With word of Brett Gardner’s third setback, Ken Davidoff of The New York Post offers several outfielders the could possibly target this summer, including , and of the , of the , of the , of the , of the , Chris Young of the , and of the , and of the .
Gardner isn’t going to be rejoining the Yankees in the near future, and with his most recent setback there’s a chance that he could be done for the season.
For this reason, Davidoff believes the Yankees could target an outfielder this summer. While he lists the players mentioned above, he admits not all are realistic fits, mostly due to the money they are owed.
To conclude, Davidoff provides the Yankees three most likely options. They are, in order, acquiring Victorino, standing pat and sticking with Ibanez and Jones, and acquiring Venable.
Davidoff figures the Phillies asking price for Victorino will drop between now and July 31, and he notes that Venable is intriguing because he could contribute next year as well, perhaps bridging the gap between Nick Swisher’s "likely departure and the hoped arrival of outfield prospects Tyler Austin and Mason Williams."
Which outfielder, if any, should the Yankees target this summer?