The Yankees were considered World Series favorites heading into the 2020 season. However, many of the Yankee’s key contributors are on the injured list. This list includes Luis Severino, James Paxton, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, and DJ LeMahieu. Fortunately for the team, the Yankees have enough hitting depth to fill in for the injured Yankees batters Judge, Stanton, Torres, and LeMahieu temporarily.
Pitching on the other hand is a big problem considering their talented minor league arms aren’t ready to fulfill a big role. Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman, will need to make a move to make a World Series run. Yankees trade options include Mike Clevinger, Zach Plesac, Robbie Ray, Lance Lynn, Trevor Bauer, and more.
Who Can the Yankees Trade to Other Teams?
The Yankees have many major-league ready batters who would have starting jobs elsewhere. These players include Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar, Mike Tauchman, and Mike Ford. These players are very appealing to teams that are selling and with the addition of some Yankees prospects, some teams would be willing to part ways with their starting pitcher. In the past, Cashman has made successful trades with the Cleveland Indians. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a shock if the Yankees trade for one of their starting pitchers.
Will Cashman Make a Blockbuster Trade?
The Yankees haven’t won a World Series since 2009. Many fans feel like it has been an eternity due to the Yanks’ history of winning. Cashman and his front office are very aware of this so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he acquired a superstar. The Yankees have a lot of talented prospects in their organization that can land them a dominant pitcher like Clevinger or Bauer. The Yankees need to make a move to improve their chances due to their injury woes. Who that might be we will find out very soon with the deadline nearing.