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Yankees trade rumors: Martin Prado and David Phelps being dealt to Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and Garrett Jones

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The Yankees are finalizing a deal to send Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Miami Marlins in exchange for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman Garrett Jonesaccording to Jack Curry of the YES Network. It's no secret that the Yankees need pitching to fill out their questionable current rotation, and Jones gives the team some insurance in case Mark Teixeira misses more time in 2015 without having to turn to Chase Headley or Brian McCann at first base.

Moving Prado suggests that the team is ready to roll with one of Rob Refsnyder or Jose Pirela at second base to begin the season. That will likely mean some sort of spring training competition like the one between Yangervis Solarte and Eduardo Nunez last season. Refsnyder has the better stock as a prospect, but Pirela has some nice infield versatility. For all those who claim that the Yankees never give their young guys a chance, it seems like they are preparing to do just that.

At first glance, this doesn't make a lot of sense to me. It seems like moving parts around and creating new holes by filling a different opening. Prado has proven himself at the major league level for years, and although my gut tells me that Refsnyder will be fine because he's done so well, you just never know. That being said, it's hard to imagine this team really doing much competing in 2015, so it might be just the time to go through the growing pains and see what sticks.

This is pretty good too. The prospect is said to be Domingo German, who has "a big arm" and all that. He pitched to a 2.48 ERA in 123.1 innings at Low-A last season.

What do you think of the deal? Do you believe in Eovaldi in the AL East, or do you think the team was foolish to give up Prado and all of his versatility?