The Next Move

With Tex on board, the Yanks are going to have to trade one of Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon, Xavier Nady, and Nick Swisher. I see the Braves, Athletics, Reds, Giants, and Cubs as teams that might be interested in these guys. Damon is the most likely to have a strong 09, and he provides above average defense in left field. Swisher is signed through 2011 with a team option for '12. Matsui won't be able to play the field on a regular basis and would most likely have to go to an AL team. X-Man is coming off a career year. Hideki, Johnny, and Xavier are all free agents after next season. The Yanks' need a utility infielder and maybe a centerfielder, but the main point of trading one of these guys is to drop payroll. I would like for them to just get some high upside positional prospects and get rid of somebody's contract. What kind of player do you all want to see in return? Write your ideas in the comments, but keep it realistic.

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