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Top Five Trade Chips

Gary Sanchez has become expendable this offseason

The Yankees haven't just been promoting prospects from within to help the big club, they've used them as trade chips to get more established players. Austin Jackson [and others] to Detroit for Curtis Granderson near the 2009 Winter Meetings comes to mind, as does the Jesus Montero trade in 2012. Here's a list of the top five trades chips down on the farm heading into the 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, Gary Sanchez: New York's signing of free agent Brian McCann now gives the Yankees a remarkable five catchers on their 40-man roster and that is even after trading... Recommended Stories

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