It’s time for another FanPost Friday prompt. Last week I asked Pinstripe Alley readers what one trade they would make to strengthen the Yankees rotation. Several Yankees fans suggested a trade for Madison Bumgarner, though the Giants may not be selling. Another reader acknowledged that the perfect option isn’t on the market yet, while another made the case for Cole Hamels or Chris Archer. It’s also possible that the Yankees wouldn’t want to part with the prospects that it would take to land any of the decent options.
On that note, here is this week’s prompt:
What Yankees prospects should be on the untouchable list?
Brian Cashman tends to say that there are no untouchable prospects, but that doesn’t seem to be entirely true. After the Yankees failed to acquire Gerrit Cole over the offseason, sources familiar with the discussions said that the Yankees refused to include Gleyber Torres, Justus Sheffield, Miguel Andujar, or Estevan Florial in any trade. Because he has over 130 at-bats in the majors now, Andujar is no longer considered a prospect. Torres is about halfway there. As the trade deadline approaches, what prospects do you think should be on the Yankees’ untouchable list and why? If you don’t think anyone should be on the list, that’s a fair answer too. Head over to the FanPost section and let us know what prospects you’d like to see the Yankees hold on to. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (May 25th) for your post to be considered.