The New York ranks are searching to sell outfielder Clint Frazier for a starting twirler before the craft deadline and the latest rumours out of the Big Apple suggest that GM Brian Cashman is eyeballing Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays or Zack Wheeler from the NY Mets.
The craft deadline is July 31 and the ranks have various outlooks they could grapple let inning starting twirler Deivi Garcia, infielder Tyler Wade, infielder Thiaro Estrada, twirler Chance Adams, pitcher Joe Harvey, and lefty fill-in Jonathan Tarpley.
San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, 29, has been linked to the Yankees for the better part of a year. However, the lefty is always mentioned on potential short lists, yet still remains a member of the Giants. Bumgarner is 5-7 with 121 strikeouts this season on a last place squad. He also has postseason experience (8-3 overall and 2.11 ERA) with three World Series titles. He also has a 4-0 record in the World Series with a blistering 0.25 ERA in 36 innings pitched.
YANKEES TRADE RUMORS – PITCHERS:
Marcus Stroman (Toronto) 5-10, 3.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP
Zack Wheeler (NY Mets) 6-6, 4.69 ERA, 1.27 WHIP
Noah Syndergaard (NY Mets) 7-4, 4.55 ERA, 1.24 WHIP
Madison Bumgarner (SF Giants) 5-7, 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP
Right after the MLB Draft, the Yankees dangled a lowball offer to unsigned free agent Dallas Keuchel, who signed with the Atlanta Braves instead. Keuchel missed over three months of the season after no teams wanted to pay him his requested salary.
Instead of grafting a twirler, Brian Cashman contribute more firepower to the batting order. The Yanks and Seattle Mariners forge out a craft for DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion. The batter realise the Bronx Bombers even more grievous, but it leave alone devotees restless with so many twirled on the IL let inning their star Luis Severino, who start down in Springiness Breeding.
The Yankees struggled with injuries all season with the Bronx ER fully stocked with position players and pitchers. CC Sabathia, James Paxton, Domingo German, and Johnny Lasagna were starters who all spent time on the IL along with Severino.
Marcus, Zack, or Noah in Pinstripes?
The Yanks scouted a couple of pitchers that would love to ditch the dysfunctional Mets and swap boroughs to play for a World Series contender. Noah Syndergaard would be the dream choice, but a long shot. If Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen decides to cut a deal with Brian Cashman, then it will most likely be Zack Wheeler.
It feels like Noah Syndergaard, 26, is squandering some of the best years of his life in Queens. The long-haired hurler is 7-4 with a 4.55 ERA and 110 whiffs during the tumultuous season.
Zack Wheeler, 29, is 6-6 with a 4.69 earned run average in 19 starts. He also light upon out 130 in only 119 frames. Wheeler recently start on the 10-day IL with shoulder joint fatigue duty, which might have got hurt his hazards to start a sinking feeling ship.
Right-handed Marcus Stroman, 28, does not have numbers that jump out of you with a 46-44 career record. He’s been relegated to playing north of the border with the Toronto Blue Jays. Stroman has a big book on AL East hitters and can throw six different pitches. This season, Stroman has a 5-10 record and a solid 3.25 ERA in 19 starts. Combined with a better analytics squad and the deep lineup of bashers, Stroman could jump into the Yankees rotation right away and contribute without skipping a beat.
The first place Atlanta Braves and Rocco Baldelli’s Minnesota Twins are also interested in Stroman.
Ace in the Pen?
Luis Severino, the Yankees ace from last season, missed the entire season with shoulder problems. He’s expected to return to the lineup sometime this summer after multiple delays and setbacks.
However, no one has a idea on how effective Severino will be when he returns to the Bronx. Even if he’s healthy, no one can estimate how much rust he’ll have to shake off before he can return to last season’s form. So long as he’s back to normal by the playoffs, none of this really matters.
Aaron Boone could tap Severino as a long reliever and/or spot starter. Boone tinkered with an opener and found success with a Chad Green opening inning followed up by four innings from Nestor Cortes. Perhaps he would consider coupling Green with Severino until Sevy finds his groove.
Domingo German fulfill in perfectly for Severino… until German bruise his rosehip and essay to blot out the hurt from the squad. After some much-needed relaxation, German revert to the rotary motion and search acute.
Sabathia has been the weakest of the starters with two stints on the IL. He reached two major milestones this season with 3,000 strikeouts and his 250th victory.
Set-up man Dellin Betances is on the IL with a shoulder problem. The Yanks already have one of the best bullpens in baseball with Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton, Tommy Kahnle, and Aroldis Chapman. If Betances returns and Severino comes out of the bullpen, it makes the pen even more ridiculously dominant.