New York Yankees fans ecstatic as report emerges that team is attempting to trade struggling outfielder Aaron Hicks

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New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees are exploring options to get rid of outfielder Aaron Hicks. Hicks still has three years left on his contract, but struggled for much of the 2022 season. His season ended in game five of the ALDS after injuring his knee.

Hicks has only hit .216 this year, as he hasn't seen the ball really well at the plate. He hasn't contributed to the team like the front office had hoped he would.

Yankees insider Bryan Hoch reported that the team is pondering moving on from Hicks.

"The Yankees will explore moving Hicks, who still has three years under contract," Hoch reported.
Hoch: “The [Yankees] will explore moving Hicks, who still has three years under contract.”

Fans are excited that the team is ready to move on from Hicks. They don't think he's a good outfielder at all and want him gone as soon as possible.

"This is the best news I've heard all week," one fan cheered.
@MichiganYankees this is the best news i've heard all week
"Oh God please get rid of him," said another.
Oh God please get rid of him…
@MichiganYankees EXPLORE!? Eat the contract for all I care
@MichiganYankees That's a strange pronunciation of DFA, but OK.
@MichiganYankees I will help him move
@MichiganYankees Should never have gave him the extension brian extends the wrong guy man this is y he shouldn't come back
@MichiganYankees The fact that his still under contract for 3 years is wild idk who’s picking up the phone.
@MichiganYankees Yeah, I'm sure teams will be lining up for that deal. Can we all say, "Placed on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release."
@MichiganYankees Maybe they’ll get a case of Milwaukee’s Best in return.

New York fans think the team may have some trouble trying to get other teams to buy in on Aaron Hicks. They think the team's best option is to DFA Hicks outright. Not many teams are looking for an average outfielder who made his debut in 2008.

The New York Yankees have a lot to do this offseason

Championship Series - Houston Astros v New York Yankees - Game 4
Championship Series - Houston Astros v New York Yankees - Game 4

The New York Yankees have already mentioned that they plan on bringing back manager Aaron Boone for the 2023 season. There were rumors circulating that the Yankees may be trying to replace Boone after a disappointing postseason, but that is not the case.

With Boone staying, they can start working on their plans to keep superstar Aaron Judge in pinstripes. Losing him would be a huge loss for the team, regardless of how he performed in the postseason. He is one of the best in the game right now.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo has an opt-out clause that he could exercise this offseason. If he does, the Yankees will have to figure out a way to fill first base.

The New York Yankees have some key decisions to make this offseason. Fans are hopeful the team has a solid plan heading into free agency.

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Edited by Gaelin Leif
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