Friday, June 20, 2014

MLBTR: Yankees Could Get David Price In Trade

According to MLB Trade Rumors there is an outside shot the New York Yankees could acquire the Tampa Bay Rays ace starting pitcher David Price. Shut up and take my prospects...

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has made it clear that he will provide GM Brian Cashman the resources he needs to make a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline, and the Yankees won't be seeing the postseason if they don't deal for another legitimate starter who doesn't have health or decline questions. The Yankees' system is loaded, and though they would decline the inclusion of Dellin Betances, the Rays' first choice, they would give up what they have to in the minor leagues to acquire Price. The Rays have a long-term need at catcher, and Gary Sanchez would be the perfect acquisition in a Price deal. Sanchez would benefit from being developed behind the Rays' Ryan Hanigan, who did a great job influencing Devin Mesoraco in Cincinnati before his trade to Tampa Bay. The Rays would also need a pitcher back in the deal, with Luis Severino being a top target. The 20-year-old is dominating the South Atlantic League, with a strikeout per inning and an ERA under 3.00. And because the Yankees would have to overpay -- they're in the Rays' division and don't have an Aaron Sanchez to deal -- they also might have to toss in power-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien, who continues to hit towering home runs at an alarming rate (23 already between High A and Double-A).

The Yankees could afford to lose Sanchez, Severino, and O'Brien and still survive with Murphy, Romine, and Cervelli along with Brian McCann signed long term. The Yankees have Yangervis Solarte, Dean Anna, and Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez still signed long term as well. The Yankees pitching is stacked, whether the ESPN's of the world admit it, and could swallow the Severino loss, especially if Manny Banuelos returns from Tommy John surgery better and stronger.

So the question is, would you?

Yankees get David Price

Rays get Gary Sanchez, Peter O'Brien, and Luis Severino



  1. In a heartbeat. We've seen Murphy and know what he can do. That makes Sanchez expendable. O'Brien stings a little. Sooner or later, Tex will have to be replaced. But for Price it would be worth it.

  2. Sánchez and O'Brien is too much, sorry, it's one or the other... Deal another.

    1. I think Murphy is better than Sanchez, now, in five years, and when we talk about it 30 years from now. If it brought back a huge piece I would have no problem giving up both.

      Remember we have Tyler Austin, injured but still. O'Brien hurts more than Sanchez at this point.


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