The trade deadline is over six weeks away, but teams have already started to make some moves. Typically, a flurry of trades happens at the end of July. It appears that things might happen sooner this year, possibly because of MLB’s rule change making July 31st a firm deadline. Players can still be placed on waivers and claimed in August, but they can no longer be traded after July ends.
The Yankees have already made a few moves earlier than usual. In fact, they were part of a seemingly out-of-nowhere trade that went down over the weekend. If you somehow missed it, they acquired Edwin Encarnacion from Seattle in exchange for prospect Juan Then. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
Which teams line up as potential trade partners for the Yankees?
There are always clear buyers and sellers as the trade deadline approaches. It is not surprising to see the last-place Mariners start dismantling their team already. Most of the other teams in the basement in their respective divisions will likely start selling off talented players soon too. So, which teams do you think match up well with the Yankees? What players from those teams would you like to see the Bombers target? Head over to the FanPost section and share your answer with us. 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 (June 21st) for your post to be considered.