Rumors: Yankees have Kyle Schwarber on top of trade wish list

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With the trade deadline a mere two weeks away, the Yankees have started to put together their trade wish list. But their main target will be a tough get, especially since the Cubs are reluctant to part from him.

The Yankees have Cubs infielder Kyle Schwarber on the top of their trade list, but as of yesterday, the Cubs have been extremely reluctant to part with the 23-year-old.

Schwarber won’t be able to help the Cubs this season as he tore is ACL the first week of the 2016 season and if the Yankees are successful in acquiring Schwarber, they won’t see what he’s capable of until next season. However, the Yankees think Schwarber’s power and Yankee Stadium will be a perfect fit. Schwarber plays catcher and left field, but with Brian McCann and Brett Gardner currently manning those positions, it’s more likely the Yankees would slot Schwarber as the DH.

“Cash thinks he can hit 50 home runs there,” a source told the New York Post, which alludes Schwarber’s lefty power and the Yankees short porch in right field.

The Cubs have been scouting Yankees relievers Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller but the Cubs asking price hasn’t been high enough for the Yankees to consider parting with the three of them. The Texas Rangers and the Washington Nationals are also scouting the relievers as they hope to bolster their teams for the upcoming postseason race.

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12 Responses to Rumors: Yankees have Kyle Schwarber on top of trade wish list

  1. Mr. Puttzo says:

    Who on the Yankees said Schwarber is on top of their wish list? The media should stop with the BS.

    • Mark says:

      Cashman and/or the Stein-bros want to get screwed by Theo Epstein apparently. Fine, but letting Chapman go for Schwarber would put the Yanks in position for one of the worst deals in sports history.

  2. hotdog says:

    Chapman for Schwarber wouldn’t be terrible but there are other very good prospects that i would prefer…Schwarber may turn out to just be a DH…i think if they really want Chapman, they need to ante up…and from what I’ve been hearing through the rumor mill, the Cubs don’t want that trade…

  3. Terry says:

    Schwarber does have big time bat potential.But he's basically a positionless player and would be a DH candidate.That begs the question that we've been asking; what to do with Alex?If you buy out Alex, then fine.Chapman has stated that even if he gets traded, he would like to resign with the Yankees.So, if you could swing it, you'd get a good young bat for free.Fifty homers is hype for now, how about 30 first.

  4. Balt Yank says:

    Schwarber is not a solution just like McCann and Ellsbury were "solutions" when they were signed. At the same time, Chapman is a FA. We have Gardner and Ellbsury, Judge and Refsnyder in the outfield mix next year, but serious holes at starting pitching, bullpen, 3B & 2B. Headley and Castro are placeholders.

  5. tom says:

    Schwarber will need some work in OF as he is new to that. He would likely play RF for Yankees. Having him will clear a several lefties off the reserve roster after this season.

    Just because Yankees make a trade for Schwarber does not mean Yankees get the solution. He could be flipped to another team for SP or a pressing position.

  6. Mr. Puttzo says:

    Are you a Cubs fan or just don't know baseball! Schwarber can't run,field, throw and has no range and you want to play him in RF. His position is DH/DL. Let the Cubs flip him and his 242 BA for a SP.

  7. Jerry says:

    We have to wait and see what happens. I think Chapman is worth more than Schwarber, who hasn't proved anything yet. We will need more prospects than that. I think we need to trade Chapman, we need an infusion of youth that are just about ready. And resigning him would be great, he's only 28. And let's face it, we don't know what the Yankees are thinking. we can only make educated guesses, but who knows. … Also I have no problem with Castro, have to give him time, his first year with the Yankees, I think he's been ok. .. These are some important decisions coming up, let's just hope they get it right.

    • tom says:

      While he is only 28 years old, his paycheck can be used for offense or SP help.

      You must forgive Hicks because he is still young and can play better next season. Out of his tools, only arm strength has been outstanding for Yankees so far. *sigh*

  8. tom says:

    OTT, Yankees aren't ready to trade Pineda to Marlins. Let's hope Marlins don't get new SP until the time is right for Yankees.

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