Yankees & Cardinals




Yankees & Cardinals

August 2, 2022


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Bader 28 Majors OF Medium 1.4 20 6.4 13.5 10.8 13.5 16.3


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Montgomery 29 Majors SP Medium 1.4 23.4 9 14.4 11.5 14.4 17.3
  1. Robert Masci

    Baffling trade for the Yankees, who actually needed to add pitching because all of our pitchers are getting up in innings and aren’t proven in the playoffs. We send one away, putting a heavier load on our rotation, and get back a defensive replacement CFer who’s currently in a walking boot with a nagging foot injury that may cause him to miss the rest of the year? I cannot imagine the rationale behind this

    • Guillermo hernandez

      The rationale i that the Yankees are up 15 games in the division, and don’t need a 5th starter in the playoffs. Bader>Gallo, and Montgomery wouldn’t make the playoff roster. Plantar Fasciitis has Bader down temporarily. Nothing is broken bleeding or torn.

  2. Barry Gerdsen

    Only lefty in the starting rotation, playing in a home park that requires you to neutralize lefties to win, and Cashman deals him for a guy in a walking boot with a chronic foot problem.

  3. Erik Lurz

    This one was crazy. Makes no sense, as the first couple comments indicate.

  4. Erik Lurz

    This one was crazy. Makes no sense, as the first couple comments indicate.

  5. Daniel Smith

    For the Yankees, this move is for the playoffs. Montgomery would be unlikely to get a post-season start for the Yankees and his stuff doesn’t translate to the bullpen. He would likely be left off the post-season roster. In contrast, if healthy, Bader is a lock to make the post-season roster as defensive replacement and pinch runner.

    • Barry Gerdsen

      The list of athletes that have seen their careers go sideways as a result of Plantar Fasciitis is long, including Albert Puljols, Antonio Gates, Jason Kidd, heck Yankees fans will even remember Luke Voit who had PF halt his Yankee career in its tracks. And he was just a DH/part-time 1b, not even attempting to play a demanding position (like Bader will in CF). Players with PF should be traded away, not traded for.

      • Jay Bee

        And the Cardinals did just that.

        Also, I’m not sure if Allen Craig had PL specifically, but he had foot issues so add that trade for Jon Lester to the mix.


        I’m curious how different this trade would feel if Bader were healthy. I see the path to success, specifically post-season success, with this move. Monty doesn’t translate to the bullpen and the Yankees need to get Judge out of CF to keep him fresh for a post season run. But Bader won’t be back until September, so Judge will continue to play CF for another month, at least.

        I get the speed and defensive replacement over a pitcher that likely won’t make the post-season roster, but also what is the plan if Taillon continues to struggle, Cortes fatigues, Montas’ shoulder becomes an issue, Sevy isn’t built up to start, etc.? Seems like a lot of risk built in for elite CF defense and speed off the bench, but time will tell.

        • Barry Gerdsen

          If Bader were healthy the trade would be defensible, as Bader was playing at a 5 WAR clip last year when he was healthy. If somehow Bader comes back strong for the postseason and produces at a .250 20 HR/20 sb clip for the Yankees in 2023, then Cashman will be able to breath a sigh of relief.

  6. bobby zane

    Lol couldn’t they have just traded a mid tier prospect for Michael Taylor? Arguably a better defender, healthy, postseason success, and under control for 4.5 mil this year and next.

  7. Jon Adam

    this deal is one ugly baby for nyy. hopefully it ages well

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