Last week, I asked readers what the Yankees should make their top priority at the MLB trade deadline on August 31. It comes as no surprise that starting pitching topped the list. It feels like that’s the case every year. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
What is one trade that would strengthen the Yankees’ starting rotation?
The 2020 Yankees have a decidedly mediocre starting rotation. By ERA-, they rank 17th overall. More traditional stats paint a similar picture, with a 4.62 ERA and 4.75 FIP. Gerrit Cole’s bout of homeritis aside, he’s as dominant as they come, and Masahiro Tanaka remains a reliable right-hand man. James Paxton struggled before going on the IL, though, and J.A. Happ is, well, he’s just happy to be here. After that, the team has Mike King and the bullpen game as in-house options.
Brian Cashman will likely scour the trade market for an upgrade, but who should he target? A game-changer is probably out of the question, but right now, the Yankees need to stop leaking oil. Any reinforcement would help. Head over to the FanPost section and tell us who you would like and who you would trade in return. 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 (August 28th) for your post to be considered.