In a normal season, this time of year would bring us the first hints of trade rumors, maybe a few small deals here and there. You’d get an idea of what teams are clear buyers and clear sellers. For my money, there’s nothing more fun than covering the trade deadline. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
What’s the most polarizing trade in Yankees history?
You can approach this prompt from a few different angles. Perhaps you want to talk about ill-advised trades, such as acquiring post-peak Randy Johnson, or flipping Mike Lowell for a collection of nobody in particular. Maybe you want to rewind the tape back to the halcyon days of George Steinbrenner, heavy-handed owner, and consider the Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps deal. Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi fit the profile, too. There’s no shortage of avenues to pursue here. Just head over to the FanPost section and submit your answer. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (June 26) for your post to be considered.