There have been reports over the past few days about how the Yankees are now looking to trade one of their many corner outfielders. Today, there is this from the Rocky Mountain News:
The Yankees are looking to move two from a group of outfielders of Xavier Nady, Swisher and Hideki Matsui. The Angels, Texas, Oakland and Atlanta are considered to have interest.Why would they want to trade two of those three? I think the roster looks pretty damn good as it stands right now:
Gardner or Cabrera CF
Cabrera or GardnerNot only does it look like a very solid roster, but it has something the Yanks haven't had in recent years; a very solid bench. Remember those championship teams of the late 90's? They had very good benches too.
The only potential problem I see on that roster is getting Nick Swisher enough at-bats. But that really shouldn't be an issue either. Joe Girardi has already shown us that he likes to give guys a day off here and there to keep them fresh as the season goes on. Add Swisher's versatility to that and it will make it even easier for Girardi.
Another reason to hold on to as much talent as you can is the potential for injuries. Remember 2008? It's always good to have solid replacements in case of injury, and with this bench that's exactly what this team has.
To answer my question above, the answer is no, having too much talent is never a bad thing. And unless the can bring in someone great, I don't think they need to make any trades.