how apart are rox, yanks? colo seeks banuelos, betances AND nova w/ montero. nyy says it wont trade any of those 3 w/ jesus
There is no chance that the Yankees would ever trade Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, and Ivan Nova in the same trade. There is no way they would even include three of those players in the same deal. But it does make sense for the Rockies to at least start there, test the Yankees desperation.
I would hate to see Nova hold up another blockbuster deal (the Yankees wouldn’t include him in a deal for Cliff Lee last season), however his numbers, 8-4 and 4.12 ERA, are impressive for a rookie. He certainly shouldn’t hold up another deal like this, but the Yankees shouldn’t just treat him as a throw-in.
Banuelos and Betances should not be traded, especially together, they should do whatever they have to in order to keep from including either in a deal. Both is just not going to happen Montero or not. If they have to deal one, Banuelos is considered the better prospect so he should probably be the one they hang on to, but Betances has sick potential as well, it would be a shame to see either of them leave.
Part of me feels like there isn’t much of a chance this deal goes down in July. Maybe the two sides can revisit this in the winter.