Will the Yankees give up prospects at the trade deadline? 5


Let’s face it; the New York Yankees are exceeding everyone’s expectations and have legitimately become one of the best teams in Major League Baseball. Which is why many are wondering if the Yankees will be buyers at this year’s trade deadline.

Sure, the trade deadline is only two months away, and a lot could change since then. But the Yankees are on pace to have a historically dominant season. So, with the Yankees making strides towards the postseason, would they consider trading their plethora of minor league talent for a starter?

That’s what Brian Cashman is hoping to do. The problem is he would need to convince Hal Steinbrenner to trade their prospects.

At the moment, it doesn’t seem as if Steinbrenner is interested in parting with the Clint Frazier‘s and Tyler Wade‘s of the organization. Even though he has an interesting predicament with all of his Major League outfielders producing at an All-Star level.

“I think we’ve been pretty consistent about not trading away the young talent the last three to four years,’’ Steinbrenner said to the New York Daily News. “I think that consistency has paid off in several areas, so that’s not something I’m looking to do, is trade away our top prospects.”

The Yankees might be buyers as they head towards the July 31st trade deadline. But the Yankees aren’t ready to give themselves that label. In fact, Steinbrenner is surprised by the Yankees production heading into this season.

Despite that, winning has always been the team’s priority, and they’ll do whatever it takes to maintain that winning mentality. But Steinbrenner will be a hard sell when it comes to trading, which isn’t a problem for Cashman. He’s up for the challenge.

“I don’t know if I will be more open to it,’’ he said, “but I will absolutely divert all of my attention to any one deal that’s brought across my table. That’s the way I’ve always been. I’ll do the research. I’ll read the scouting reports. I’ll talk to Cash and all of his people. And I’ll consider any option.”


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5 thoughts on “Will the Yankees give up prospects at the trade deadline?

  • Terry

    I'm leaning towards probably not. If you listen to Hal, he'll want to keep the top talent and that's exactly what it will take. Add in the frenzy factor of the deadline that always drives the cost up. They could use a top notch pitcher and maybe a LH power bat if Bird can't turn it around. The pitcher will cost a lot. Will they commit there or just keep tabs on it. I'm thinking the cost will be higher than they want to go

  • tom

    Once Yankees become a buyer, every team will ask their top prospects. That is when Yankees won't make any trades. Yankees will probably settle down with mid level prospects for overrated or aging players at worst.

    Pitching part is difficult to estimate the value and pressing needs. Chance Adams is in AAA now. Domingo German is about to make AAA debut today. Maybe Yankees will send Luis Cessa or Chad Green for expensive SP that will become FA after this season.

    Thairo Estranda or Dustin Fowler may be the highest graded prospect to be traded by Yankees this Summer.

  • Jerry

    You have to look at each trade possibility as it's presented and then decide if it makes you better. To me we definitely need pitching and young pitching, like a Quintana. No one over 30, except for lesser prospects. I would trade prospects for pitching prospects. Hopefully some that are close to the bigs. This is tough, but we have a plan and we should not stray to far from it, any deals have to be in line with the future. This is supposed to be a year of transition, we want to be competitive for the long haul.

  • Balt Yank

    A trade for Quintana certainly should be considered as he brings youth and long term value. However, the price might be too high. Right now we have a lot of promising OF and infield prospects. At the same time, we have 2 outfield positions opening up in 2019 because Ellsbury should become a mini-fourth outfielder and Garder has 1 more season after this. We have 3B and 2B to improve, potentially, so, let's keep it stacked and stocked and the veterans looking over their shoulder in a good way.