The New York Yankees have a tough decision to make this offseason, says SI senior writer Tom Verducci.
The Yankees have placed a lot of faith in Gary Sanchez over the past three years, standing by him as their primary catcher while he worked through both offensive and defensive struggles.
However, after a 2020 postseason that saw the team bench him in the biggest games while he had some of his worst offensive struggles yet, a backup catcher that outshined him, and some strong catching talent coming onto the free agent and trade markets, the Yankees have to decide if they should stand by their catcher.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has always ruled out even listening to trade offers on Sanchez, but that has not been the case this offseason. But can the team get an offer on him that they'd be happy with, considering his diminished value? We will have to wait and see.