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.
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.
"Oh God please get rid of him," said another.
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
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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