Yankees trade rumors now suggest interest in Darwin Barney of the Chicago Cubs. These New York Yankees trade rumors indicate that the Cubs are willing to part with the second baseman as part of their rebuilding process. A report from CBS Sports on Saturday (Dec. 14) states that he would be under team control for the next three seasons before he could become a free agent.
After losing Robinson Cano, failing to sign Omar Infante, and turning down a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips, this is just the latest in a string of stories linking New York to a second baseman this offseason. The team could obviously use an upgrade and the 28-year-old might not cost the team that much.
Acquiring Darwin Barney would give the team one of the best defensive second basemen in the game. He won the National League Gold Glove back in 2012, but hasn't been putting up great offensive numbers lately. During the 2013 MLB season he had just a .208 batting average and a .266 on-base-percentage.
While the latest Yankees trade rumors don't indicate that an official offer has been made, it certainly sounds like a workable option for both franchises. Whether anything comes of it is another question.
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