Olson would be a massive upgrade and solve the revolving door of mediocrity at that position for years to come, given he is about to play in his age 28 season. He's in his prime and is a stud. There have also been suggestions to target Sean Manaea, who is right behind Olson on the A's payroll ($12 million for Olson, $10.2 for Manaea).
The Oakland Athletics are reportedly casting a wide net as they look for their next manager. Britt Ghiroli and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Mark Kotsay, Matt Quatraro, Will Venable, Joe Espada, Marcus Jensen and Darren Bush have all either interviewed or will interview for the position. Kotsay, Jensen and Bush are all part of the Athletics' organization.
The Yankees seemingly have 4 options to acquire a proven lefty 1st baseman. Freddie Freeman and Anthony Rizzo can be signed through free agency, and Matt Olson and Josh Bell would need to be traded for. Offensive Production In terms of offensive production over the last 3 years, Freeman and Olson are clearly in a class of their own at the top, with Rizzo and Bell in the next tier.