The New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals struck one of baseball’s most shocking trades this afternoon. The Cardinals traded center fielder Harrison Bader to the Yankees for starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery.
The New York Yankees now have even more depth in their outfield with the acquisition of Bader, although he is currently injured.
“CF Harrison Bader, who the Yankees are reportedly acquiring for Jordan Montgomery, is on the IL with planta fasciitis. He’ll be closed for several weeks and is wearing a hiking boot, but the Cardinals had said they expected him to return before the end of the season.” -Bryan Hoch
Bader has played in 72 games this year, batting with 5 homers, 21 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and a 1.2 .256 WAR. Despite being healthy, Bader is an elite defender with great speed on the bases. The biggest question for him was always health.
Bader will most likely be back by the end of the season, but with his particular injury, it’s very unpredictable. The Yankees likely made this move to improve their defense in preparation for the playoffs.
Overall, the move came as a surprise to many Yankees fans. Here’s a look at some of the best reactions on Twitter from the shocking trade. A fan asked why they would trade one of their better starting pitchers for an injured player. It’s a reasonable question given that Bader probably won’t be returning from injury for a month or so.
Others believe this trade is a gamble by the Yankees, as Bader remains injured.
Fans don’t think this swap makes sense, assuming the team loses a starting pitcher in their rotation.
A Yankees fan thinks Montgomery is worth more than Harrison Bader in a trade.
Overall, an interesting move by the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals add even more depth to their rotation by adding Montgomery. The Yankees are hoping Bader will become an elite midfielder for them in playoff time.
The New York Yankees’ Recent Trade Acquisition: What It Means for the Future
Harrison Bader is the newest New York Yankee after being taken on this afternoon. Once Bader is healthy, the Yankees will have the best defensive midfielder in all of baseball. Bader, a 2021 Gold Glove winner, will immediately improve the team’s defense.
This move also gives Aaron Judge an opportunity to play his more natural position in right field. Overall, a very good move for the New York Yankees as they head into the postseason.
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https://www.sportskeeda.com/baseball/news-so-traded-monty-someone-can-t-play-lol-did-need-take-risk-new-york-yankees-fans-wary-recent-trade-outfielder-harrison-bader-recovers-major-injury?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “So we traded Monty for someone who can’t play lol” “Did we need to take this risk?”