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03:05  14 june  2018
03:05  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

MLB trade rumors: Yankees have reportedly reached out to 20 teams about deal for starting pitcher

  MLB trade rumors: Yankees have reportedly reached out to 20 teams about deal for starting pitcher New York GM Brian Cashman said the team would not consider including potential AL Rookie of the Year Gleyber Torres in a trade. Torres has hit .295 with 13 home runs and 33 RBIs in 45 games this season.MORE: Watch: Yankees' Aaron Hicks doubles as someone forgot to close bullpen door"Come on now," Cashman said about dealing Torres. "I've got to walk around this city."The Yankees currently hold a 44-20 record this season. They’ve won six of their last eight games.

The acquisition of Stanton by the Yankees brings a dramatic swirl of trade rumors to a firm close. Cubs have never been interested in Stanton. Pitching needs are priority . Yankees need more starting pitching that those 4. Those 4 won’t win a championship.

On Monday, before the Yankees ' home-opener win over the Rays, general manager Brian Cashman explained his take on the starting pitching market to WFAN's Joe Beningo and Evan Roberts. Cashman was asked if he'd trade for a starting pitcher .

If there is any one trade guaranteed to be made before the deadline or even after waiver claims this season it will be the Yankees' addition of a starting pitcher.

Hal Steinbrenner talked about New York's necessity for additions to its rotation Wednesday.

"I think there's definitely a need. It's definitely one of the areas we're going to be looking at," Steinbrenner told reporters, via MLB.com. "We've got some flexibility payroll-wise, as you know. The question is, what's going to be available and what are the asks?"

As of right now the opinion around MLB is the Yankees have the fourth-best rotation in the American League. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, but beyond Luis Severino there is not much certainty in the team's rotation.

Jonathan Loaisiga, aka Johnny Lasagna, serves up win for Yankees in debut

  Jonathan Loaisiga, aka Johnny Lasagna, serves up win for Yankees in debut The 23-year-old rookie with the New York-style nickname looks like he belongs in the bigs with five shutout innings in his first outing.The 23-year-old right-hander made his major league debut Friday for the Yankees against the Rays, pitching five shutout innings to earn the win.

An infield hit with a throwing error by Ross put runners on second and third before Lester uncorks a wild pitch that scores both of them and suddenly its a 5-3 game with both The Yankees have only ONE starting pitcher , (Sevy). Begamin. 2 months ago. Lets hope hes ready for MLB level pitching .

Go To Hoops Rumors . Latest On The Yankees ’ Offseason. By charliewilmoth | November 23, 2016 at 5:40pm CDT. Encarnacion, Heyman writes, could be a high priority for the Yankees , although he I’m not as concerned with the starting pitching as most and Rich Hill for me seems like a…eh signing.

There is a lot of certainty in the Yankees' minor-league system. With Justus Sheffield, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Albert Abreu and Estevan Florial, New York has talent galore and skilled players at positions seemingly blocked on the MLB ballclub.

That means New York has the assets to make a move. The question now becomes, what move do they make?

Rumors surfaced in the last two weeks the Yankees could go for the Hail Mary by attempting to trade for Madison Bumgarner or Jacob deGrom. Those two moves may be pipe dreams, but going after Michael Fulmer from the Tigers or Cole Hamels from the Rangers is very doable.

New York has the assets to get a deal done and it will simply be a matter now of what the team is willing to do to make the one move which could put the Yankees over the top.

MLB trade rumors: Yankees won't trade Gleyber Torres, Brian Cashman says

  MLB trade rumors: Yankees won't trade Gleyber Torres, Brian Cashman says Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Torres will be untouchable in trade talks this summer. "Come on now," Cashman said, per ESPN.com. "I've got to walk around this city."It makes sense why the Yankees do not want to lose Torres as he has hit 13 homers in his first 46 MLB games. The New York Daily News notes since Torres' promotion to the majors on May 4, he has hit the second-most home runs in all of baseball (behind the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez) entering Friday's play.

The Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East standings after going 8-2 in the last ten games, per MLB .com. The starting pitching is very consistent, while the offense is still on a hot streak. MLB Trade Rumors : Ryan Braun To LA Dodgers for Yasiel Puig.

New York Yankees . MLB trade rumors : Yankees seek starting pitching ? " one rival mentioned the Yankees as one of a dozen teams at least looking at starting pitchers to buy". RUMOR : Yankees want Schwarber.

Hal Steinbrenner posing for the camera © (Getty Images) Hal Steinbrenner

"You know as well as I do that the asks would be pretty high; they're probably going to be high anyway, if anyone's even available that we would be interested in," Steinbrenner said. "So let's see about (Jonathan) Loaisiga. I think (Domingo) German has fit in nicely.

"We've got Sheffield, Chance Adams, the kid (Erik) Swanson that we got in the Texas trade that we just brought up to Triple-A. He was unbelievable at (Double-A) Trenton, so we've got some options for August and September. But again, we're going to look at anything that comes across our desk."

NBA Draft 2018 rumors: 76ers attempting to move up to top 5 .
The Sixers reportedly are trying to create a package of their other draft picks to move into the top five for Thursday's draft.According to Sports Illustrated, other teams have asked to include Robert Covington or Dario Saric in the mix, but the Sixers have shut those trade packages down.

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