Right now, Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is hitting .125 in 24 at-bats and a single RBI and falling deeper down the Yankees’ outfield depth chart. If the Arizona Diamondbacks can throw $34 million in the street to get rid of Madison Bumgarner, then the deep-pocketed Yankees can certainly afford to dismiss Hicks and eat the cash.


If that happens and Hicks gets released, the obvious question is…where can he go?


1. Arizona Diamondbacks:


(Checking notes) Arizona does have a roster spot and if the Yankees waive Hicks outright, it would be a cheap opportunity to rehab Aaron Hicks’ career. He has ties to the area and at this point, would welcome a chance there. For the Diamondbacks, they could market a potential star coming home to play in front of his fans to fill some seats. With expectations that don’t include “World Series or bust,” Hicks can relax and get back to the star that shined in 2017-19.


2. Cincinnati Reds:


Sure, this would be a long elevator ride down from the penthouse in New York, but Hicks needs these things desperately…


A defined role where he can mentally prepare and be motivated every day.
A chance to play every day to get a rhythm to show that he still has something left.
Most importantly, this is a barometer to expel the narrative that he has lost his passion to be a great baseball player. If his talent doesn’t run circles around the Reds’ list of outfielders for a starting job, then he will be a spot player for the rest of his career. 
With the Reds’ tight budget, they would provide the perfect scenario for Hicks to play a year and enjoy his re-birth while they pay a fraction of the price.


Playing in Cincinnati is not about winning baseball games, it’s a chance for the MLBbro to play every day and showcase his talent for all of the MLB teams not named the New York Yankees.


3. San Francisco Giants:


After spending six months in an all-out chase to get Aaron Judge out of the Yankees pinstripes, why not get a New York player that is named…ahem…Aaron? The Giants’ business plan centers around aggressive moves, taking chances when available and moving on opportunities with reclamation projects.



San Francisco Giants, please allow MLBbro.com to introduce Aaron Hicks if he is waived. Hicks is the best big name on the “Balling on a budget” list that San Francisco can get, especially with free-spending divisional rivals, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres willing to splurge top dollar to improve their squads. With injury questions to the Giants outfield over the last couple of seasons, Hicks gets a chance in the rotation as a fourth outfielder.


4. Miami Marlins:

This scenario definitely reminds fans of that scene in the movie Bull Durham when the Durham Bulls manager told Crash Davis, “This is a chance for you to play baseball every day…and get paid to do it!”.


If Hicks goes to South Beach, he’d better have that mindset. Remember Derek Jeter had enough last season and left the franchise for philosophical reasons. The Marlins will gladly bring in a minimum wage player to finish out the season for marketing reasons.


In return, Hicks gets a chance to play every day and get much needed reps in the outfield. Of course, until Aaron Hicks is designated for assignment these teams might be watching. But with the market for our MLBBro so dry at this point, with Madison Bumgarner being dismissed with a huge contract, the time might be ticking for Aaron Hicks.


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