The New York Yankees have been quite active during the final few moments of the trade deadline on August 2. The Bombers managed to make some crucial addition like Frankie Montas. Meanwhile, some of their moves, including bidding for Harrison Bader, have been confusing. Although Brian Cashman managed to find some depth in the pitching department and the outfield. However, the Pinstripers failed to get rid of some important contracts they have been trying hard to trade this year.
After signing Montas, Cashman sold Jordan Montgomery and kept the status quo by retaining Domingo German in the fifth spot. Moreover, the Yankees have been actively calling several teams in hopes of ridding some important contracts. But, it seems that things did not go well in that department for the Yankees during the trade deadline.
As per NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, Cashman tried hard to move Miguel Anduhr and Estevan Florial. However, the attempt turned out to be unsuccessful. Brian also tried to clear off Aaron Hicks‘ three and a half years from his extension deal. The Yankees general manager even wanted to reduce a year and a half of Josh Donaldson’s salary. Cashman is clearly not in love with the Josh Donaldson experience, as suggested by the defensive metrics.
However, Donaldson’s $25 million contract turned out to be quite taught to trade. And the Yankees will presumably try to get rid of him at the end of the season after failing this mid-season. Cashman really wants Donaldson out and is willing to add some future prospects to get the deal done. Meanwhile, Hicks’ contract would be easier to get rid of, and the center fielder is nearly out after 2022, with a prospect package left to be figured out.
Why Did The Yankees Demote Ron Marinaccio?
Apparently, the Yankees are having troubles in their bullpen, resulting in a streak of losses in recent times. Even players like Clay Holmes and Wandy Perata have struggled lately. Meanwhile, Ron Marinaccio had been doing all he could to keep the team’s hopes alive. However, despite being the most consistent relief pitcher since the All-Star game, Ron had been recently optioned to triple-A Scranton amid the Cardinals series.
The Yankees needed to take a pitcher off their active roster to add Frankie Montas and the rookie had to take a fall. However, the decision to send Marinaccio away was due to the minor league options he had. So, instead of demoting a veteran, the Bombers chose to send one of their young relievers away. Ron had an ERA of 2.03 and an opposing batting average of. 115. The Yankees rookie gave away just four hits in 22 innings. Moreover, the Hunter Dozier solo home run was the only time he conceded a run during the period. Thus, Ron’s demotion has come as a surprise t a lot of Yankees fans.