New York Yankees

ESNY will bring you constant New York Yankees rumors, trade news, and more during the 2016 trade deadline season.

Saturday, July 16:

Aroldis Chapman Could Be Long-Term Option (Report) – Emmanuel Berbari

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the New York Yankees are considering a potential contract extension for Aroldis Chapman if they remain in contention.

Keep in mind, the organization has plenty of options to utilize with the 28-year-old flame-thrower who is currently in a walk year. They can trade him for value at the deadline and still resign him in the offseason, extend his contract, simply let him walk in free agency, or negotiate with him once his deal expires at season’s end.

It goes without saying that he is an integral piece to an already dynamic back-end trio. The left-hander has converted 17/18 save opportunities, fanned 40 batters in 26.1 innings, and pitched to a stellar 2.39 ERA.

Why wouldn’t he be a long-term option?


Saturday, July 16:

Pittsburgh Pirates Eyeing Nathan Eovaldi (Report) – Emmanuel Berbari

Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are in talks with the Yankees regarding 26-year-old right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.

The rumor comes about with a Pittsburgh starting rotation which currently ranks 22nd in ERA (4.83) and 23rd in innings pitched (490.1).

Eovaldi, who got off to a torrent start, had tailed off to a point where a brief demotion to the bullpen was the order at hand. The flame-thrower currently sits at 7-6 with a 5.11 ERA in 19 appearances (16 starts).

Considering his youth, potential, and team control through the end of next year, he can be an attraction to teams in search of starting pitching.

If the rumors develop into serious talks, it should be interesting to see where the Yankees’ asking price will reach.


Thursday, July 14: 

General Manager Brian Cashman Wants To Sell; At Odds With Ownership – Christian Kouroupakis 

Wallace Mathews of ESPN sat down with a source requesting to remain anonymous that Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman firmly believes the team should auction off its assets and strategize for the future.

On the flip side, the stubborn owner Hal Steinbrenner and ignorant team president Randy Levine are the “only two people in the tri-state area who think this team is still a contender,” ESPN’s source stated.

The report by Mathews states that the ones sided with Cashman have no issue dealing the expiring contracts of closer Aroldis Chapman, first baseman Mark Teixeira, starting pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Ivan Nova, and All-Star right fielder Carlos Beltran.

While the next few weeks may decide the 2016 Yankees’ fate, the organization is looking a lot like the “Bronx Zoo” with the division in mentality.


Tuesday, July 12: 

The New York Yankees Tell Andrew Miller He Could Be Traded – Christian Kouroupakis 

After being told he will not be traded, the Washington Post reports that Andrew Miller has been given brand new – and different – information.

The report states that the Yankees’ setup man was told that if an offer blew them away, they would take it. Miller owns a 5-1 record with a 1.37 ERA this season including 15.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

He is also slated to make $9-million which would cause any contender to bite in on an investment if it meant getting them closer to a World Series title.

On the flip side, Miller is not on the last year of his contract and the Yankees do not necessarily have to deal him to the highest bidder, if they become sellers. They control the market here so the fact that they are only dealing the lefty reliever if they are blown away makes complete sense.


Thursday, July 7:

White Sox Inquire About Gary Sanchez – Christian Kouroupakis 

George King of the New York Post reported on Wednesday that the Chicago White Sox reached out to the New York Yankees in regards to their top catching prospect, Gary Sanchez.

King reported that although talks existed, it never got pressing since the asking price of New York was “far too high.”

The White Sox (44-41) are shopping for a catcher since their starting catcher, Alex Avila, is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

In Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Sanchez owns a slash line of .281/.321/.487 with an OPS of .808 including nine home runs in 55 games. During a brief stint in the Bronx this season, he went hitless in four at-bats.


Tuesday, July 5: 

Yankees interested In Matt Moore (Report)Emmanuel Berbari

According to Doug Mittler of ESPN.com, the Yanks are among seven teams currently interested in Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays.

A 27-year-old left-hander, Moore is now over one year removed from his Tommy John surgery return and is beginning to regain form. His 7.36 ERA in May decreased to a stellar 3.72 ERA in June, and his one July start is indicative of his progress.

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