Yankees Trade Rumors: No deal for Kimbrel unless Mateo is included 13


Craig+Kimbrel+Atlanta+Braves+v+Philadelphia+2TxcADYIaJ7lThe trade deadline is less than 30 minutes away and the biggest name the Yankees are connected to at this point is San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Padres are refusing to trade Kimbrel to the Yankees unless they include minor league shortstop Jorge Mateo in the deal.

Sherman went on to say that there was no chance of the Yankees working out a deal with another Padres pitcher and ruled out Joaquin Benoit and Ian Kennedy. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports later tweeted that the Yankees are under the belief that, with Mateo off the table, the Padres will trade him to another team.

Mateo was ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Yankees system according to this website. He’s hit .275/.344/.384 with an amazing 70 stolen bases in 91 games at Low-A Charleston this season. He’s likely not going to sniff the majors until 2018, but is easily the best shortstop prospect the Yankees have had in a long time.

Kimbrel is a 27-year-old closer with a career ERA of 1.59 across six seasons in the majors. Kimbrel is in the second year of a four-year, $42 million contract. He’s owed $24 million over the next two seasons and his contract includes a club option in 2018 for $13 million (Cot’s).


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13 thoughts on “Yankees Trade Rumors: No deal for Kimbrel unless Mateo is included

  • hotdog

    Joel Sherman reported that the Yankees were willing to move Mateo last minute for Kimbrel but the Pads are going elsewhere…check out Sherman and Rosenthal's tweets…

    • tom

      not sure if it is the Yankees that may be okay with it but I think Sherman suggested Yankees may.

  • tom

    Kimbrel and top SP for Yankees? That would be good chance to say goodbye to Mateo. Wahhhh!!!!!

  • hotdog

    I'm surprised the Yankees didn't do more but the concern was the higher quality of prospects that were being dealt during the trade deadline…the Yankees did not want to get involved with that…but they were willing to move Mateo…this one's a head scratcher…we'll no more over the next several years if keeping these prospects was worth it…i'm not a Cashman fan though and I think there were deals to be made without losing one's shirt…

  • Jackthe

    Yanks didn't want to trade their prospects and other teams did and improved themselves a great deal . Cashman screwed up and

  • Joe

    i hope Hal Cashman Girardi all go . Hey Hal count your money because there are going to be more empty seats at the Stadium. One more thing I don't want to hear the BULLSHIT about how we tried to make deals when in truth you offered other teams no value.

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