2020 Trade Deadline Thread

  • 4:00 p.m. EDT: Ding ding ding. Nothing for the Yankees today, unless we get a surprise late announcement like the Zack Greinke trade last year.
  • 3:40 p.m. EDT: Cashman has a few “narrowed-down” talks for relievers and position players. (Brendan Kuty)
  • 3:39 p.m. EDT: Boston makes a move. Kevin Pillar goes to the Rockies. (Mark Feinsand)
  • 3:34 p.m. EDT: Old friend alert. Milwaukee traded David Phelps to the Phillies. He reunites with another old friend, Joe Girardi. (Ken Rosenthal)
  • 3:19 p.m. EDT: The Yankees aren’t optimistic about getting a deal done, though they’ve been in touch on Gausman, Bundy, and Lynn. (Heyman)
  • 2:58 p.m. EDT: Another deal: Jonathan Villar from Miami to Toronto. (Ken Rosenthal)
  • 2:56 p.m. EDT: The Marlins are close to landing Marte. Take him off the Yankees’ wish list. (Craig Mish)
  • 2:22 p.m. EDT: The Diamondbacks appear likely to move OF Starling Marte for the best deal they can get by 4 p.m. The team does not intend to pick up his 2021 option, so a trade will have to do. (Joel Sherman)
  • 2:07 p.m. EDT: Texas “would love” to get Deivi García for Lynn. Duh. (T.R. Sullivan)
  • 1:52 p.m. EDT: The Blue Jays have acquired LHP Robbie Ray from Arizona. He’s been awful this year, but has been connected to the Yankees in the past. (Rob Longley)
  • 1:41 p.m. EDT: The Yankees have checked in on RHP Kevin Gausman. (Heyman)
  • 1:05 p.m. EDT: The Yankees have been in touch with the Rangers over the last 48 hours regarding Lynn. (Jon Morosi)
  • 12:40 p.m. EDT: The Rangers could be motivated to trade RHP Lance Lynn. The team may regret not dealing Minor last year, so they don’t want to make that mistake with Lynn while his value is high. (Joel Sherman)
  • 12:31 p.m. EDT: Another trade: LHP Mike Minor from the Rangers to the A’s for two players to be named later. Mark another pitcher off the board who could have fit the Yankees. (Jeff Passan)
  • 12:25 p.m. EDT: Radio silence in terms of Yankees-related rumors at this point. As per Martino’s report linked below, it sure seems possible that the Yankees don’t make any moves.
  • 11:15 a.m. EDT: Clevinger is off to San Diego. Cross one target off the Yankees’ list. (Robert Murray)
  • 10:25 a.m. EDT: The prices are too high for the Yankees at the moment. They’re not anywhere close on RHP Mike Clevinger or RHP Lance Lynn. It’s also not clear if San Francisco will move RHP Kevin Gausman. (Andy Martino)

T-minus six hours until the 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline. A number of trades went down yesterday — none of them involving the Yankees — and a few more are sure to occur today. We’ll update this post for any deals made and rumors involving the Yankees throughout the day. Here are the latest Yankees-related rumors:

  • The Yankees have talked to the Brewers about LHP Josh Hader, but there’s “no traction” there. They’ve also checked in on RHP Mike Clevinger. (Jon Heyman)
  • CF Starling Marte is on the Yankees’ radar. (Joel Sherman)
  • A deal for Marte could be expanded to include LHP Robbie Ray and/or RHP Archie Bradley. (Heyman)
  • The Yanks are reluctant to add any more salary via trade, which could make a Marte (or any other trade) complicated. (Ken Rosenthal)

To get you up to speed on official transactions, here are the moves from yesterday:

  • Boston traded 1B Mitch Moreland to San Diego for prospects 3B Hudson Potts and CF Jeisson Rosario.
  • Tampa Bay dealt DH José Martínez to the Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.
  • Baltimore sent RHP Mychal Givens to Colorado in return for minor leaguers 1B/3B Tyler Nevin, SS Terrin Vavra, and a player to be named later.
  • The Angels moved C Jason Castro to San Diego for RHP Gerardo Reyes.
  • Seattle swapped UTIL Austin Nola, RHP Austin Adams, and RHP Dan Altavilla to San Diego for IF Ty France, C Luis Torrens, RHP Andres Munoz, and top OF prospect Taylor Trammell.
  • Baltimore dealt LHP Tommy Milone to Atlanta for a player to be named later.


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  1. The Original Drew

    The Yankees really couldn’t find an upgrade over Brooks Kriskie, Nick Nelson, Tyler Wade, Estrada, Mike Ford, Mike Tauchman etc etc?

    The lack of will to upgrade the margins of the team is insanity to me, especially a team with Championship asperations.

  2. Gerreddardit Cole

    And Cash did absolutely nothing yet again. No Lynn, no Ray, no Clevinger. We’re stuck with Happ and broken back Paxton. I just don’t understand how he does nothing every year despite having the most resources. Credit the Padres and Jays who are actually trying to win a WS. After we get swept into the East River by the Rays this week the Jays will be 3 games ahead of us in 2nd place. We’ll be holding on for dear life in the 8th seed and who would we play in the 1st round of the poseason? Tampa Bay Rays in Tampa. Sure Deivi gives us a reliable 3rd starter but we needed more pitching. They could have at least picked up an arm in the pen as an upgrade over Nick Nelson.

  3. Robby Ray has walked 31 batters in 31 innings plus given up 9 HRs this year with a 7.84 ERA, why would the Yankees want him?

  4. Typical whining by the resident troll, maybe he should consider starting his own Yankees blog and call it ‘Eddard Avenue Blues’.

    Oh wait, he already did that and walked away from it and left these guys high and dry, what loyalty.

    Of course, if the Yankees picked up a random starting pitcher who didn’t pitch well the first complaint would be ‘why isn’t Boone starting Garcia, Schmidt, or King instead of ‘random starting pitcher’.

    Cashman isn’t perfect but has a pretty good track record, has anyone forgotten the names Voit, Urshela, Tauchman, and signing DJ in the past 2 years?

  5. I love my Yankees, but if the FO punts on making a move this is the anti-2017 deadline. That team had some mojo and needed the push, those trades breathed new life into them. This team clearly a good team but dealing with a lot of injuries, don;t get help and what’s the message? The Kahnle injury leaves a big mark, Paxton/Sevy too. A pitcher, that’s what the need is. There are other wants, but it’s basically just more pitching again. Don’t fall asleep on the level of injuries around the league either. If every currently healthy pitcher on the squad makes it to the playoffs that way, that would be great, but shouldn’t be expected. Pax may come back as a reliever given the timeframe.

  6. Gerreddardit Cole

    And the Jays get Robbie Ray. Everybody else is getting better while Cash just sits around and does nothing. At the end of the deadline Cash will trade for a 3rd catcher and call it a success.

  7. Nick

    I’m a big Lance Lynn fan. I believe he can pitch here and even with Clevinger changing teams I think Lynn will end up being the best pitcher traded at the deadline (if he moves at all). Our chances in the postseason look a lot better with a Cole-Lynn 1-2 punch. Plus he’s under control for another year after this. I’d want to hang onto Garcia and Schmidt, but figure out what else we have to offer to get it done.

    • Gerreddardit Cole

      I like Lynn. He was good in his short stint with us a couple years ago. Keeps the ball in the park. I don’t think he’d be too expensive. Paxton and Happ are not reliable. Monty is hit or miss. Deivi will be in the postseason rotation but it’d be nice to have another solid starter like Lynn.

  8. MikeD

    Maybe the Yankees will add a relief arm, but I don’t see much beyond that. The expanded playoff format allows them to sit back a little and hope the team they started the season with will be back for the postseason. Garcia’s performance yesterday probably strengthens their resolve not to give up the farm for a pitcher.

  9. Carl Ponticello

    Maybe its me, but I would not include Clint in any deal right now. This is crazy short season and as much as I like them, our starting outfield seems fragile. And who knows what is going to happen with Gardy at the end of the season. I know everyone is seeing what the Padres are doing, but I wouldn’t get nuts right now.

  10. Wire Fan

    Wow… Cleveland didn’t get all that much for Clevinger. For all the reports of a ridiculous asking price, it looks more like they were determined to get rid of him.

    Surprised the Braves couldn’t beat that offer.

  11. Gerreddardit Cole

    I’d go get a top flight starter, Derek. Clevinger would be a great fit but I don’t know why the 1st place Indians are selling. If there’s any year to win a championship it’s this crazy year where it seems wide open. My worry about getting an outfielder would be that it would move Clint to the bench. But now with Hicks hurt it may be necessary to get a CF. And what is Hicks hurt with? A calf strain! What we should be trading for is a competent training staff.

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