The Yankees’ rotation has been their biggest weakness all season, and it is becoming increasingly clear that they need to make some improvements. Between the injuries to Jordan Montgomery and Masahiro Tanaka, and the ineffectiveness of Sonny Gray, the current pitching staff just isn’t cutting it. Could J.A. Happ be the solution to their pitching woes?
According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees are considered to be the “main player” for Happ. The left-hander is apparently near the top of Brian Cashman’s current wish list. There are certainly worse options out there. One thing he really has going for him is the fact that he isn’t Sonny Gray.
Happ, 35, is in the final year of a three-year, $36 million contract with the Blue Jays. He has pitched to a 4.03 ERA (3.65 FIP) across 102.2 innings this season. While he wouldn’t be considered a major upgrade, he is having an okay season. His strikeouts are up (9.64 K/9), his walks are down (2.45 BB/9), and opponents are hitting just .222 against him.
Do you think the Yankees should trade for Happ, or should Cashman rethink his list?