Today’s the day. Teams have until 4 PM ET to finalize trades. It’s a hard deadline this year without the August waiver period. Expect a flurry of deals to emerge in the coming hours. We’ll keep track of the rumors here, then write up any significant Yankees news (an actual trade) in separate posts. Buckle up, friends!
Since it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the news, Pinstripe Alley is going to run a series of posts containing all the Yankees rumors over the next three days. It’s important to remember that these are rumors, and you should take them with a grain of salt. Teams frequently posture, selectively releasing information in a way that benefits them.
Rumors of the Day (July 31, 2019)
- 4:19 PM ET: The Yankees did nothing of note at the trade deadline. The Astros, however, picked up Zack Greinke, says Ken Rosenthal. Great job, Brian Cashman and company. Brilliant work today.
- 4:00 PM ET: The Yankees swapped minor league arms with the Rockies, sending Jospeh Harvey to Colorado for Alfredo Garcia, a single-A pitcher.
- 3:26 PM ET: Sherman reports the Yankees are “out” on Wheeler. It was always unlikely the Mets would ship the right-hander across town, but that’s still one fewer target for the Yankees.
- 3:12 PM ET: According to Rosenthal, the Tigers are close to sending Shane Greene to the Braves. It’s not looking good for the Yankees right now.
- 2:44 PM ET: If the Ray talks are truly dead, we may now know why: Heyman says that the Diamondbacks asked for Clint Frazier plus three prospects in exchange for Ray. Now, we don’t anything about those supposed three prospects, but by the sound of it, Arizona is asking for the moon for Ray.
- 2:28 PM ET: The Athletics acquired Tanner Roark from the Reds, reports Rosenthal. The Yankees had been connected to him in recent weeks. The clock is ticking on the Yankees to get a pitcher.
- 2:05 PM ET: Bob Nightengale says that trade talks between the Yankees and Diamondbacks over Robbie Ray are dead. Proceed with caution due to Bob.
- 1:30 PM ET: The Yankees have also checked in on Ken Giles, says Rosenthal. Here’s our trade profile on the Blue Jays closer.
- 1:00 PM ET: Ken Rosenthal reports that both the Yankees and Astros are “in” on both Bumgarner and Wheeler. It’s interesting to see the AL’s primary powers pursuing the same targets. What each team ends up with could move the needle in the pennant race.
- 12:00 PM ET: While Syndergaard isn’t going anywhere, it’s looking more and more likely Zack Wheeler will be shipped out of Queens by 4 PM. Jon Heyman reports that Wheeler’s market is “heating up”, and that the Mets will trade him away if their price is met.
- 11:40 AM ET: Sherman notes the Mets pulled Noah Syndergaard off the market. The odds of him joining the Yankees were slim-to-none anyway.
- 10:50 AM ET: Martino has a ton of notes to pass along. He reports that Yankees aren’t in a good position to land a starter today. He thinks they could pivot to the relief market for someone like Shane Greene. The club has reservations on Robbie Ray and would only make a move on Madison Bumgarner at a bargain price.
- 9:00 AM ET: The Yankees never got any traction on talks for Trevor Bauer, notes Andy Martino. Sherman says that the price tag, both in terms of prospects and next year’s salary, proved too prohibitive.
- 9:00 AM ET: Mike Minor didn’t make his scheduled start last night. The YES booth noted that the Rangers moved him to tonight just in case a deal goes down. Nothing imminent, just something to monitor.
- 9:00 AM ET: Joel Sherman says that while the Giants are listening on Madison Bumgarner, it’s mostly out of due diligence.
- 9:00 AM ET: Noah Syndergaard made his scheduled start last night, which shows that he’s probably staying in Queens.
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