MLB Trade Scenarios: Is Joe Mauer or Justin Upton a Better Target for Yankees?

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MLB Trade Scenarios: Is Joe Mauer or Justin Upton a Better Target for Yankees?
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Before we begin this, in no way am I saying the Yankees are in-line to make a deal with anyone right now.

This was a topic that was brought up to me, and we are going to discuss it on here.

So with that out of the way, onto the story.

The New York Yankees have at least two holes in the field that they need to fill: catcher and right field.

Nick Swisher is not coming back in 2013, while Russell Martin has drawn the interest of several suitors, one of which is the Yankees themselves.

Now, if the Yankees wanted to make a big splash this winter, they could make a deal for one of those positions.

Of the trade scenarios that were brought up to me, two players were mentioned: Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins and Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Neither player is eligible to be a free agent for a while, so both would require the Yankees to make a major blockbuster to land each player.

Now, of Mauer and Upton, which player would be the better fit for the Yankees if they were ever to show interest in them?

Let's examine the pros and cons and make a final judgment.

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