Saturday, July 8, 2017


(May 23, 2017 - Source: Dylan Buell/Getty Images North America)
It's been known and discussed a lot. The New York Yankees need to do something with their starting rotation. There are so many rumors are out there right now as to who they should go after. I just wrote about talk of the Yankees maybe pursuing Sonny Gray.

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Read READY FOR SONNY GRAY? for more on that. Now look, to tell you the truth, I'm not really crazy about that idea. I'm really not.

The other guy people are talking about is Jose Quintana.  That rumor seems to have been floating around for a long time now. Would that happen? Who knows.

Now comes the latest, newest, freshest rumor in Yankeeland. discusses the possibility of the Yankees maybe even pursuing Marcus Stroman. I mean... Stroman? Really?

(June 16, 2017 - Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America)
"If the Yankees are going to give up big assets and a chunk of a top-level farm system in a trade, the return has to be worth it.

With the team struggling heading into the All-Star break, a case can be made for general manager Brian Cashman to go after help at first base, third base, bullpen or starting rotation.

While names like Athletics' Sonny Gray, White Sox lefty Jose Quintana and Pirates ace Gerrit Cole have dominated conversation, a new young ace has entered the rumor mill: Toronto Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman."

June 3, 2017 - Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America
What a great rumor! Stroman fits the bill as to what the Yankees are trying to accomplish, which is staying competitive while rebuilding for the future. This kid can be the bonafide ace the Yankees have been looking for. It would also get him away from the AL East rival Blue Jays, IF the Blue Jays are willing to give him up.

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Throw him in with Sevy and they could end up with one of the best 1-2 punch in the league. A trade of this magnitude would help the Yankees in a year they have been better than most predicted. With him not being eligible for free agency until 2020, it also helps them for the next couple years and gives them more time to lock him up for the future.

But like I stated, could he be given up by the Jays? And, what would be the cost? Any pitcher of quality the Yankees go after is going to cost the proverbial arm and a leg. but to be honest, out of all the rumored pitchers that have been linked to the Yankees, I think I like this one the most. 

How about you? Comment.

--Michael Carnesi
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