In truth, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal instructed Wednesday the Padres would possibly require a reasonably steep haul to maneuver Yates earlier than the July 31 MLB commerce deadline.
Translation: The Pink Sox (or some other Yates suitor) must promote the farm to amass the 32-year-old right-hander.
The Yankees’ commerce with the Chicago Cubs for Chapman in July 2016 netted them 4 prospects, headlined by now-All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres. In dealing Miller to the Cleveland Indians days later, New York landed 4 extra high prospects, together with outfielder Clint Frazier and pitcher Justus Sheffield.
Such a price ticket might be problematic for the Pink Sox, who’ve only one participant on MLB.com’s Prime 100 Prospects listing (infielder Triston Casas at No. 93) after bleeding their farm system dry to amass gamers like Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg.
Boston nonetheless wants bullpen assist — its 4.61 bullpen ERA ranks 18th in MLB — and might transfer a participant on their lively roster equivalent to infielder Michael Chavis or pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez. Yates has been good this season, too, boasting a league-leading 31 saves with a glowing 1.05 ERA.
However president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski should determine if touchdown a participant like Yates is price the price of additional depleting his property to enhance a membership struggling to remain in Wild Card rivalry.
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