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Breaking Down the Yankees Top Five Most Logical Additions for 2018

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New York Mets third baseman Neil Walker catches a line out by Philadelphia Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Philadelphia. New York won 10-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Neil Walker, 2B/UT, Free Agent

After loosing out on Todd Frazier to the cross-town rival Mets, Cashman could swoop in and take their incredibly productive former starting second basemen.

Last season, Walker split time between the Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He slashed .265/.362/.801 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI.

Signing the Pennsylvania native isn’t a no brainier because he would command a salary near $10 MM and his defense is just average to below-average. The Yankees have the bats they need, so adding another one shouldn’t be front of mind.

With that said, he would add depth in a position of potential need. He simply is the current free agent makes the most sense for the Yankees to sign.

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