- The Yankees have been very active this offseason
- Who did they trade?
- Who are they getting in return?
- What does this mean for the Yankees?
The New York Yankees have been one of the most active teams this offseason, making a number of trades. Who did they trade and what did they get in return?
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The Yankees have been very active this offseason
The Yankees have been very active this offseason, making multiple trades and signing several free agents. So far, they have traded for James Paxton, Gerrit Cole, and Zack Britton. They have also signed Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu.
They’ve made a lot of trades
The Yankees have been active this offseason, making a flurry of trades. They acquired players such as Gerrit Cole, James Paxton, and Zack Britton to solidify their pitching staff, and traded for Giancarlo Stanton to add some much-needed power to their lineup. Overall, they’ve made some significant improvements to their team and are expected to be contenders in the upcoming season.
They’ve acquired some big names
This offseason, the Yankees have been very active, acquiring some big names to bolster their lineup. Among their acquisitions are Gerrit Cole, the ace starter they’ve been targeting for years, as well as outfielders Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton. They also re-signed third baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year deal.
With these moves, the Yankees are sending a clear message that they’re aiming to win now. And with a core of young talent that includes sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, as well as up-and-coming stars like Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, they have the pieces in place to make a run at the World Series in 2020.
Who did they trade?
The Yankees traded pitcher Sonny Gray and prospects Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian to the Oakland Athletics for infielder/outfielder Trevor Plouffe, infielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitcher Luis Cessa.
They traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs
On July 25, 2016, the Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney, Rashad Crawford, and Adam Warren.
They traded Andrew Miller to the Indians
The Yankees traded relief pitcher Andrew Miller to the Indians on July 31, 2016. In return, the Yankees received minor league outfielder Clint Frazier and minor league left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield.
They traded Starlin Castro to the Marlins
The New York Yankees have traded infielder Starlin Castro and right-handed pitcher Jorge Guzman to the Miami Marlins in exchange for second baseman/outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, the team announced on Monday night.
The trade is a stunning move for the Yankees, who were not thought to be in the running for Stanton after he was made available by the Marlins earlier in the offseason. But they were able to work out a deal with Miami that will send two good young players to the Marlins in exchange for one of baseball’s best power hitters.
Castro, 26, was one of the Yankees’ best hitters in 2017, batting .300/. 338/.454 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 136 games. He will be a big loss for the Yankees, but they should be able to replace his production with other players on their roster.
Guzman, 22, is a highly touted prospects who came over from the Houston Astros in last year’s Brian McCann trade. He posted a 2.30 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 23 starts between Single-A and Double-A last season. He will be a good addition to the Marlins’ pitching staff.
Who are they getting in return?
Yankees reportedly trade for starting pitcher James Paxton from the Mariners in exchange for three minor leaguers, according to multiple reports. The Yankees are getting a solid young pitcher that they hope will bolster their rotation.
They’re getting Gleyber Torres from the Cubs
The New York Yankees have reportedly acquired infielder Gleyber Torres from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitcher Adam Warren and a player to be named later.
Torres, 19, was ranked as the Cubs’ No. 2 prospect by MLB Pipeline and was one of baseball’s top-100 prospects overall. He was signed by the Cubs out of Venezuela in 2013 for $1.7 million.
Torres made his professional debut in 2015 with the Cubs’ Low-A affiliate, batting .287/.346/.386 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs in 126 games. He was promoted to High-A Myrtle Beach this season and was batting .275/.359/.433 with eight home runs and 45 RBIs in 84 games.
Warren, 28, has been a key member of the Yankees’ bullpen over the past few seasons. He has pitched to a 3.29 ERA over his four-year career, including a 3.26 ERA in 2015 and a 3.29 ERA this season.
They’re getting Clint Frazier from the Indians
The Yankees are getting Clint Frazier from the Indians in the trade that sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
Frazier, 22, is a top outfield prospect who was ranked as the No. 29 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline prior to the 2016 season. He hit .273/. 346/.447 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs in 134 games between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus last year.
They’re getting Jorge Guzman from the Marlins
The Yankees have agreed to send infielder Starlin Castro and right-handed pitching prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers to the Miami Marlins for second baseman Starlin Castro, according to multiple reports.
The Yankees will also receive right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler in the deal, which was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The trade gives the Yankees some immediate help at second base, as they had been without an everyday player at the position since trading away Robinson Cano last offseason. Castro will likely slot in as the starter, with fellow infielder Neil Walker serving as his backup.
Guzman, 22, was ranked as the Yankees’ No. 7 prospect by MLB Pipeline. He made his way to New York in last year’s trade that sent Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds. In 22 starts between High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton this season, he went 8-5 with a 2.30 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 101 innings pitched.
Devers, 19, is the nephew of Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers. He was signed by the Yankees out of the Dominican Republic in 2016 and spent this season with Low-A Charleston, where he hit .245/.332/.433 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs in 112 games.
What does this mean for the Yankees?
The Yankees have made some changes to their roster, trading away some players and bringing in others. This could mean big things for the team, both good and bad. Let’s take a look at what this could mean for the Yankees and their chances in the upcoming season.
They’re getting younger
One of the most common themes this offseason has been teams getting younger and the Yankees are no different. They traded away Sonny Gray, Starlin Castro, and Chase Headley. All three players were over 30 years old and no longer fit into the team’s long-term plans. In return, they got several young prospects who could be key pieces of the team’s future.
They’re getting more controllable players
Clearly, the Yankees are in win-now mode. By acquiring Frazier, Robertson and Kahnle, they are adding three players with a significant amount of team control. Frazier is under contractual control through the 2021 season, Robertson is signed through 2019 and Kahnle is controlled through 2020. In exchange for these controllable commodities, the Yankees have parted with two prospects (Sheffield and Adams) and three major league players (Warren, Mitchell and Clippard) who are all either free agents after this season or will be hitting the open market next offseason.
They’re shedding some salary
The New York Yankees have agreed to trade outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Starlin Castro to the Miami Marlins, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday.
The trade, first reported by The Athletic, will send right-hander Jose Devers and cash to the Yankees, while also including infielder/outfielder Jorge Guzman and infielder/outfielder Jose Garcia going to the Marlins.
Stanton, who has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract, was due $26 million in 2020. The 28-year-old slugger hit .266/.343/.509 with 38 homers and 100 RBIs in 2019, his first season with the Yankees.
Castro, who is owed $16 million in 2020, batted .270/.300/.436 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs last season. The 29-year-old has two years remaining on his deal.