The Yankees shouldn’t think of trading these players. Consider them untouchable.
On every team, including the New York Yankees, there are a few players that are deemed untouchable. There is no reasonable trade offer that will come to light which could pique general manager Brian Cashman’s interest.
Typically, “untouchable” players can be highly touted prospects who the organization is sure will develop into stars or franchise cornerstones. The Yankees feature plenty of both.
New York has a top-heavy farm system with arms like Clarke Schmidt and Deivi Garcia who are on the cusp of the Majors. Meanwhile, wunderkind Jasson Dominguez, while young, remains one of the organization’s top prospects.
Abandoning players with promise like the aforementioned trio is a policy that the Yankees have been reluctant to separate from. Even last season, when rumors surrounding Garcia were at a fever pitch at the trade deadline, New York didn’t add an extra arm or bat, even with the team decimated by injuries.
On the major league level, the Yankees shouldn’t bother moving on from a number of their cornerstone players, too. With a team so close to reaching the mountaintop, it’s unlikely that the front office will want to shake up the roster much.
With so much talent, narrowing it down to just six untouchable Yankees was a difficult task. The list features both prospects working their way up the ladder and superstars who have already proven to be the present and future of the organization.
If an opposing front office calls New York and inquires about the following players, the Yankees might as well hang up.