3 trade packages that can help Yankees land Jose Ramirez
2. Luis Gil, Clarke Schmidt, Luis Medina, Austin Wells and Everson Pereira
The Guardians know pitching talent when they see it, so perhaps Cashman can go in that direction and offer some of his best young options in a deal for Ramirez. The recent Cleveland teams that made deep playoff runs featured dominant rotations and bullpens.
And again, the Yankees should have no issue parting with this much talent at a single position, especially if they can keep Waldichuk, Gomez, Randy Vasquez and others. Perhaps this pitching-heavy package might entice the Guardians as they enter a new era:
- No. 4 prospect Luis Gil
- No. 5 prospect Clarke Schmidt
- No. 6 prospect Austin Wells
- No. 8 prospect Luis Medina
- No. 13 prospect Everson Pereira
The world has already seen what Gil is capable of at the MLB level after he made history in his first few outings when debuting in 2021. It’s believed Wells’ bat will make him a fast riser, and his dominant showing in the Arizona Fall League a few months ago further proves that. Medina has some control issues, but his “stuff” is electric for a 22-year-old. Pereira is just 20 years old and tore the cover off the ball (20 homers and 57 RBI in 49 games) in his first season above Low-A. Schmidt, despite missing most of last year and not being properly utilized in 2020, is still an asset regardless of his output. He has major league velocity and movement. It’d just be another situation of Cleveland honing his abilities and making him as effective as possible.
A lot of potential value here for the Guardians and it’s the kind they clearly desire based on what their rosters have looked like since 2013.