Not the worst trade ever. We still have too many LH outfielders. We received two middling prospects, and I guess you can never have too many. Still, I think Ben Gamel will have a nice MLB career, and it sucks that he never even got a cup of coffee with us.
At every singular point, you can see why the Yankees did what they did. You can understand why he didn't get a shot. Gardy and Ellsbury had to play. Beltran was in right. Aaron Hicks was the golden boy. We have Mason Williams and Jake Cave, and we had Slade Heathcott, until we cut him - all lefiy hitters. Still, it plays to the frustrations of the 2016 Yankees - here's the International League Player of the Year, a season after being the IL Rookie of the Year - and even though our hitters were doing nothing all the season, we couldn't even find a place for the guy.
And then, a day after we do trade him, Aaron Hicks tweaks a gonad, and Aaron Judge goes into strikeout hibernation.