Thursday, May 26, 2016

Do the Cubs and Yankees Matchup in a Trade?


The New York Yankees have clawed from the basement and the cellar of the American League East and while the team is still far behind the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in the division a playoff spot is not completely out of the question. Now if the Yankees played in the National League Central where the Chicago Cubs rule the land right now that may be a different story which got me to thinking would the Cubs and Yankees make good trade partners? Both if the Yankees fall out of playoff contention or if they stay in it you would have to think either way the answer is yes. Right?

If the Yankees fall out of contention they have a lot that they could offer to a team stockpiled with talent and prospects. The Chicago Cubs are the same team that was ready to put Kyle Schwarber in left field despite defensive concerns simply to get his bat into the lineup, you don’t think Chicago would take a rental of Carlos Beltran (assuming he accepts and waives his no trade clause) if the price was right? You don’t think Chicago would jump at the opportunity to acquire one or both of Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller? I sue do.

If the Yankees continue to compete can they hook up in a trade as well? I don’t see why not but it obviously becomes far less likely. The Yankees still have a ton of outfield depth, Mason Williams should be back to join a stable of outfielders including, but not limited to, Slade Heathcott, Ben Gamel, Jake Cave and others, and they should be better equipped in the bullpen depth department as well. In this case the deals would be smaller and likely only involve Cubs prospects but a trade could be struck nonetheless in my opinion.

I don’t pretend to be a Cubs expert nor do I know a whole lot about their system and their needs and strengths but I believe a deal could be struck between these two teams at some point. They already have a working partnership and have made trades in the recent past so why not? We just have to wait and see how the cookie crumbles before we define what kind of trade this will be for the New York Yankees because it looks like either way the Cubs are going for it in 2016.


9 comments:

  1. Shoot. I left my list of potential trade partners at work (dead serious lol). I'll check tomorrow, but don't think I had them marked off.

    And heathcott's a bust, and I have a similar feeling on williams. Slave's gotta stay healthy. He can't. So he's useless. And I really ready liked him.

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  2. Heathcott was just released, by the way.

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    2. Welcome to the site... and one hell of a name!

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  3. If only I played lotto. Now I feel bad. Best of luck to him

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  4. It seems cubs could use an outfielder and a catcher. We have pieces that would be upgrades. The problem- I dont see pieces we could get back that would make it worth it. They have a 21 RHP in AA ball thats not doing very well, thats 74 on top 100 prospects list. besides that, I dont see anything that the cubs would part with that would be an upgrade for us. Oh, there's actually this good relief pitcher that can make spot starts. He might actually be a starter, but isnt given a full opportunity. Something like 1.7 ERA over 20 innings so far. Adam something. Might be worth looking into.

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    1. If the team isn't going anywhere in 2016 then what's wrong with taking the best of the bunch out of those AA starters and some lower guys down in the farm?

      This team is being built and molded, successfully or not, for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The Yankees fans CAN accept a rebuild, they just need the organization to tell us that rather than this World Series or bust crap.

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    2. Right there with you brother. Just think we can get more!

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    3. You got it, Daniel...
      The thing is my 79th is the first part of Sept...I got a hunch I may be running out of time. 2018 is just around the corner for some of the younger guys and gals and I hope you all get to see some of the type of seasons I have seen/heard from 1943 thru 1963 those were the days...the players were some of the most outlandish guys ever to play the game...no PC with those guys.

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