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Top Five Trade Chips

The Yankees haven't just been promoting prospects from within to help the big league club, they've used them as trade chips to get more established big leaguers. Austin Jackson [and others] to Detroit for Curtis Granderson near the 2009 Winter Meetings comes to mind. Here's a list of the top five trades chips down on the farm heading into next week's Winter Meetings.

These aren't necessarily the players who just bring back the highest return. They are, however, the ones who should bring back the best value while not hurting the organization's depth or long-term positional plans too much. 1. C, Jesus Montero: After hitting .289 with 21 home runs in his first season at Triple-A in 2010, the Venezuelan shook off another slow start in 2011 by clubbing eight...