Carlos Rodon’s downfall in the pinstripes served as an eye-opener moment for the New York Yankees in 2023. They understood early in the season that the current rotation lacks the necessary competitiveness. Thus, the front office seems adamant about expanding the pitching depth for the coming MLB season this year.
However, a significant move is yet to be made. All the Yankees have done this off-season is use key pitchers as trade chips for the sake of bolstering the outfield depth. While the Bronx Bombers remained the top landing spot for Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the high-profile pursuit fell apart at the last moment. Meanwhile, rumors have linked NYY to the Miami Marlins in a potential blockbuster trade offer.
Yankees Likely Approached Miami Marlins For A Potential Four-Pitcher Trade Deal!
Jon Heyman of the New York Post suggests that the New York Yankees are in talks with the Miami Marlins for a potential trade for some of their young starting pitching. The potential candidates of interest are Jesus Luzardo, Edward Cabrera, Braxton Garrett, and Trevor Rogers. Jesus Luzardo has shown flashes of brilliance in his young career. And the Yanks may view him as a valuable asset with the potential for long-term impact. Besides, Edward Cabrera, another promising young arm in the Marlins’ system, is highly regarded for his fastball and overall pitching repertoire. As far as Braxton Garrett and Trevor Rogers are concerned, the duo could address specific needs in the Bronx Bombers’ rotation.
Having said that, the blockbuster trade deal is unlikely to come through at the moment. For the Marlins to give away as many as four young pitchers would result in negative implications on the pitching depth. Besides, the Yankees also can’t get away that easily. Miami will ask for a strong exchange package if they were to part with their farm system. Thus, overall, the trade situation seems extremely complicated. But if the Yanks managed to pull off the heist, it would bolster their pitching depth by a significant fold. As the trade talks between the New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins continue, baseball enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of what could be a transformative deal for both franchises. The potential acquisition of Luzardo, Cabrera, Garrett, and Rogers would undoubtedly reshape the Yanks’ pitching landscape, setting the stage for an intriguing and competitive 2024 MLB season.
Yanks Losing Faith In Jordan Montgomery!
Its well established by now that the New York Yankees are keen to reunite with starter Jordan Montgomery this off-season. However, the pursuit could fall apart any day now. As per the latest industry rumors, Bronx Bombers certainly believe that Montgomery is inclined towards extension with Texas Rangers, a team with whom he won the world championship in 2023.
Earlier, a separate rumor also stated that Jordan Montgomery’s priority is to re-sign with the Rangers over a reunion with the Yankees. Having said that, Jordan’s change of heart shouldn’t be a surprise. The Yanks dug their own grave when they traded Montgomery in 2022, stating his inability to be an impactful postseason pitcher. Thus, now that Montgomery has won a world championship with the Rangers, he certainly wouldn’t want to move back to a struggling franchise.