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#2. Edinson Volquez
One of the key pieces in the deal that sent Mat Latos from San Diego to Cincinnati, Volquez’s stock has fallen greatly since that deal went down. While Latos remains an elite arm, even though he was just dealt to the Marlins on Thursday, Volquez is now a year-to-year deal type of guy. He reestablished himself in 2014, going 13-7, with a 3.04 ERA for the Pittsburgh Pirats, while pitching over 190 innings. He also struck out 140 hitters.
With a solid season in a very competitive NL Central, Volquez will be looking for at least a tw0-year deal, along with a raise. How does 2 years and $10 mil sound? For a guy that has an ERA of just over 3 and takes the ball every fifth day, the 31-year-old could be a perfect back-end starter for the Yankees. Power arms are few and far between and if the former All-Star can remain consistent based on his performance last year, the Yankees would be getting an absolute steal to bolster their rotation.