The New York Yankees trade season was very active. As of the deadline, they are considered the front-runners in the Al East division.
In the first place, the Yankees were all in this season in making deals. After the Yankees became better with their farm team, they were able to use these pieces in making deals.
New York Yankees Trade Activity
With the deals the Yankees made, they have put themselves in a good position for post season play. In the first place, the Yankees have been active all month.
First, they made a deal with the Chicago White Sox to acquire David Robertson, Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle. For these three players, they gave up outfield prospect, Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo. In addition, the Chicago White Sox received left-handed pitcher, Ian Clarkin and Veteran right hander, Tyler Clippard.
At the trade deadline, the Yankees acquired Sonny Gray from the Oakland Athletics. In exchange for Gray, the Yankees gave up three minor league players, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo and Dustin Fowler.
New York Yankees Trade Winners
So, a year ago the Yankees dealt a lot of their well-known players. Because they were able to rebuild their farm system; this year they had pieces to trade. Although they gave up some top prospects, they also made some great additions to the team.
With the Yankees leading the Al East division by a 1/2 a game, the additions they made have positioned them in a good place for the post season.
To sum up, the New York Yankees made a big splash with their trade activity. With the addition to the bullpen, the Yankee’s will make it tough for any opponent they face in the late innings.
Do you think the Yankee’s will hold onto first place? Will these trades solidify this team to a championship?
As always, I welcome your comments.