The Murphy trade, however, garnished more attention for obvious reasons. First off, it's a trade involving actual noteworthy players, and secondly Murphy was very well liked by the fans. He was one of the better backup catchers in baseball as he isn't completely inept at the plate, and his defense is very good. In Hicks, the Yankees acquire a young outfielder who as of right now is slated to fill the fourth outfielder role that Chris Young filled this past season. Hicks was also once touted as a top prospect, so if the Yankees' coaches can work their magic and "fix" him, this trade could end up being one of the better Cashman trades. At worst, he can play all three outfield positions and is an upgrade over Young defensively, and comes at a cheaper rate than him. What this also means is that Gary Sanchez's excellent year has likely impressed the Yankees' brass enough to give him a shot at being the primary backup to Brian McCann in 2016. This should at least get some people excited and make the loss of Murphy more tolerable.
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