3 Gleyber Torres trades Yankees could pursue

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 08: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees scores a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning in Game Four of the American League Division Series at PETCO Park on October 08, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 08: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees scores a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning in Game Four of the American League Division Series at PETCO Park on October 08, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

1. Gleyber Torres for Gavin Lux and Dustin May

The Yankees would…probably say yes to this.

Come on! Let’s get weird! Let’s call the World Champions and cross our fingers we meet ’em in next year’s Series!

It’s easy to get fatigued by staring endlessly at your own roster, and no phenomenon is better explained by that than Yankees fans attempting to trade Torres and Luke Voit from a position of power. But the whole shortstop/second base conundrum really does make this type of deal more viable, though fatigue has caused us to underrate our own assets at this point.

Gleyber Torres is a top-five trade value play in the game of baseball. If the Los Angeles Dodgers come calling and want to pair him with Corey Seager and extend their homegrown talent, then they’re going to have to pay up.

Gavin Lux approached “top prospect in baseball” status entering this year, but Carter Kieboom’d all over himself when he briefly cameoed in MLB, unable to establish himself with the champs. Dustin May looked lights out in several of his postseason appearances, fallible in others, but is still considered to be a future top-of-the-rotation arm…which the Dodgers have plenty of (Julio Urias, Josiah Gray and Tony Gonsolin, to name a few).

It’s tough to adequately reconcile the trade value of a name you’d recently considered to be part of your next decade, but it’s going to take a far better return from LA for Torres than it did to secure one year of Mookie Betts. It’s possible that these two big names aren’t even enough, and a utility prospect like Zach McKinstry has to be thrown in to offset any worries about May’s projectability.

This one is the motherlode, but it just might be crazy enough to work.