New York Yankees taking themselves out of Matt Olson sweepstakes

Oct 2, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) runs to first base after hitting a a single against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) runs to first base after hitting a a single against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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There is no question that the Oakland A’s would be a perfect trade partner for the New York Yankees. The likes of Matt Olson, Chris Bassitt, Sean Manaea, and others, would be a great fit for the Yankees lineup. It is expected that, once the lockout ends, the two sides will get together to discuss deals for the A’s players.

It also appears as though the Yankees are taking themselves out of the running for those players. According to reports, they are refusing to trade either Anthony Volpe or Oswald Peraza in a deal for Olson.

New York Yankees unlikely to land Matt Olson

There is no question that the Yankees need Olson. He is the type of middle of the order presence that they desperately need, a power hitting first baseman who can help make them an instant contender.

That same statement would be true for several teams. The Braves and Dodgers, in particular, have been linked to Olson as well. While Olson may be a backup plan for the Braves should Freddie Freeman sign elsewhere, he would also be a difference maker for the franchise.

With several teams interested in his services, the A’s are going to receive an impressive haul of prospects should he be made available. While teams may not want to part with all of their top prospects, it does not make sense to take everyone off the table, especially when the two prospects in question play the same position.

But that is what the Yankees are reportedly doing. The A’s may be targeting certain positions, especially as they are reportedly interested in Noelvi Marte in any deals with the Mariners. By removing their top shortstop prospects from any possible trade, the Yankees may be taking themselves out of the running.

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The New York Yankees reportedly do not want to move either of their top shortstop prospects for Matt Olson. A deal may not happen in that case.

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