The New York Yankees could be looking to trade first baseman Luke Voit and he could be a big bat for the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are not in the market directly for a first baseman. After all, they do have C.J. Cron, who was the Rockies’ best hitter in 2021 and he just inked a two-year extension. However, if the DH comes to the National League, the Rockies really need another bat and New York Yankees’ first baseman Luke Voit could fill that void.
Voit, who turns 31 in February, is just one year removed from leading the American League in home runs and coming in ninth in AL MVP voting but in 2021, he wasn’t as good and he was injured for more than half of the season. His OPS+ dropped from 157 to 109 and the Yankees showed that they needed a first baseman when they traded for Anthony Rizzo at the trade deadline. Rizzo is a free agent but first base is something that is still an issue for the Yankees.
Especially if they trade for Oakland’s Matt Olson or sign free agent Freddie Freeman, Voit will be on his way out.
The problem for the Rockies is that they don’t want a single DH and with Cron and Voit only playing first base, one of them would have to DH and one would have to play first base. The Rockies likely wouldn’t pigeon-hole themselves that way but depending on what the Yankees would ask for Voit, they should also explore the idea of it.