Last Monday, Yankees superstar third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in the meniscus in his right knee. Reports are that he will miss approximately four to six weeks recovering and rehabbing from the injury, so in the meantime the Yankees need someone to fill in for him at third base, and in the lineup.
With it being so close to the trade deadline, rumors have begun to circle regarding the possibility of the Yankees making a trade for Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez.
After a disappointing 2010 season, Ramirez has bounced back nicely in 2011, and was hitting .298 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI, earning himself the third nod for NL starting third baseman in the All-Star Game following the injuries to Placido Polanco and Chipper Jones. Although he declined the invitation, it still shows how well he has performed thus far this season.
However, there are a few drawbacks to trading for Ramirez that the Yankees should discuss. If Brian Cashman is smart, he would see that these drawbacks make trading for Ramirez a colossal mistake.