The Yankees may not have sealed the deal on any trades as of yet, but they have been talking a lot, and they almost did offer one of their current starting pitchers for an ace that ended up going elsewhere. Here’s some quick trade rumors involving the Yankees.
— As we all know, Johnny Cueto has found his home in Kansas City with the Royals, but an interesting tidbit is the Yankees were willing to trade Ivan Nova in order to acquire Cueto. Of course, the deal fell through mostly because the Yankees didn’t want to give up their top prospects.
— With Cueto off the board, the Yankees have set their sights on David Price, who may or may not be available. Detroit did say they were going to wait until the middle of the week to decide whether they were buyers or sellers, but they seem determined to find any way to make it to the postseason.
— The Yankees have talked to every team about starting pitching and relieving, and it’s possible CC Sabathia‘s job could be in danger should the Yankees land the right player. Some of the players rumored to be of interest include Jim Johnson, Brad Ziegler, Joaquin Benoit and previously Tyler Clippard (Clippard was traded to the New York Mets earlier this afternoon, so he’s no longer a candidate).
— Ben Zobrist is expected to be traded from the Oakland Athletics and the Yankees are one of the many teams interested in him. Zobrist could provide insurance in the infield, although it’s possible Stephen Drew‘s job could be in jeopardy should the Yankees land the second basemen.