clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/18/19

Zack Wheeler trade rumors; Ripple effect on playing time after Encarnacion trade; Sanchez and Voit leading positions in All-Star votes

San Francisco Giants v New York Mets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images | Joe Giglio: We’re entering trade deadline season, and the Yankees and Mets are on opposite spectrums of contention. Because of this, the yearly speculation that the two New York teams would work out a trade begins, this time over Zack Wheeler. The Mets have made it clear that they feel they’d have to “win” any trade with their cross-town rival so it remains unlikely the two could come together, but perhaps a lower profile pitcher like Wheeler could be negotiable compared to aces like Noah Syndergaard or Jacob DeGrom.

There’s also this note, for what it’s worth:

NY Post | George A. King III: The roster moves are already underway to make room for Edwin Encarnacion, but there will be an effect on the playing time for guys that survive the cut as well. Due to the makeup of the infield situation Gio Urshela, who has had a breakout 2019, might find his way into fewer games as DJ LeMahieu slots into third base more often. Brett Gardner could also lose his starting spot as Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge return to a crowded outfield.

NY Daily News | James O’Connell: The Yankees are in first place, and they have a couple candidates for the All-Star Game in first as well. Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit are the front runners for their positions as of Monday, with Sanchez in particular blowing out the competition at catcher. Gio Urshela, DJ LeMahieu, and Gleyber Torres are all in good standings in the ballot as well. We’ll have more on this later today.