As we approach the trade deadline rapidly, the New York Yankees have remained patient with any transactions. Throughout the past year the Yankees have been linked to trade rumors regarding Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels. The Phillies are in no form to compete, therefore Hamels remains on the trading block.
Due to the trade magnitude Hamels provides, the Phillies have asked, yet again, about top prospects Luis Severino and Aaron Judge, according to CBS Baseball’s Jon Heyman. It has been proven hat the Yankees are not interested in moving the two, but also two additional prospects being No. 3 Yankees’ prospect Jorge Mateo and No. 4 Yankees’ prospect Gregory Bird.
It speaks mass volume that the Yankees would pass up a top tier established pitcher with Hamels’ talent for the sake of protecting their farm system. General manager Brian Cashman and the entirety of the organization seem to believe that these four prospects are able to contribute at the major league level at one point or another.
While the Phillies continue to garner offers from around the league, it would be assumed that the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers have thrusted themselves as front-runners for Hamels’ services. During Hamels most recent starts, he went on to toss a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs. Wherever Hamels is dealt, it would be expected that the Phillies will receive high-end prospects in return for the left-handed pitcher.
The Yankees continue to scour the trade market to improve their starting rotation and, potentially, their bullpen. Names such as Chicago White Sox’s Jeff Samardzija and Cincinnati Reds’ Mike Leake have been connected to the Yankees and their scouts.
If the Yankees do make a move prior to the trade deadline without securing waivers, the move would have to come before July 31 at 4 p.m. ET.
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