Though the excitement of Aroldis Chapman coming to the Bronx might be too much to ignore, the New York Yankees did give up four prospects.
After a few weeks of relative quiet on the trade front, the New York Yankees were able to swing a deal for a late Christmas present.
On Monday afternoon, the Bronx Bombers completed a deal with the Cincinnati Reds to acquire LHP Aroldis Chapman. In return, the Yankees gave up of group of four prospects, listed in more detail below, while avoiding giving up any of their four best prospects: Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Jorge Mateo, and Gary Sanchez.
While it is fairly obvious what the Yankees are getting, possible suspension for domestic violence aside, it is a little less clear what the Yankees are giving up, and, more importantly, what the Reds are gaining. For those purposes, this will be a more in-depth look at each of the prospects involved, and what their futures may hold outside of New York.
To gain something means you’ll have to give up something. Here’s what the Yanks just gave up: