One of the Phillies' most tradeable commodities is outfielder Marlon Byrd. Unless one of his no-trade clause teams try to acquire Byrd, the team who signs Byrd is only on the hook for $8 million, a small number compared to the production that Byrd is putting forth.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Yankees and Byrd could be a match:
Byrd does not have the Yankees on his no-trade clause, but the Yankees don't seem to love the $8-million salary for next year.
There also may be some doubt as to whether his personality is a good fit for the team.
Heyman says nothing is "close" at this point.
Considering Byrd's personality an issue is pretty much the opposite of the image Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. painted of Byrd upon re-signing him. Amaro said that Byrd was good for the clubhouse, in addition to praising Byrd's ability on the field.
One other issue is that the Yankees have little to trade. Two pieces most mentioned, pitcher Luis Severino and outfielder Aaron Judge, may be too much for the Yankees to include in a deal for Byrd. The Yankees may satisfy their outfield need with someone such as Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham instead.