The New York Yankees had a fairly busy offseason and they are only getting busier. The hot stove MLB rumors currently imply that the Yankees are interested in acquiring Jose Quintana and David Robertson from the Chicago White Sox.
Yankees want David Robertson included in potential Jose Quintana deal
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Yankees are in talks with the White Sox regarding a deal for Quintana. However, New York reportedly wants their former player in a trade. Acquiring Quintana and Robertson helps the Yankees moving forward.
The Yankees including Robertson means they might not need to let go a lot of prospects. The 31-year-old closer has two-years, $25 million remaining on his deal. It’s the classical Yankees deal where they take on a big contract in order to not give up a number of prospects.
Who will New York let go for Jose Quintana?
Tim Haberin of FOX Sports believes that center field prospect Clint Frazier could be the sacrificial lamb. He was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in the Andrew Miller trade. He is touted as MLB-ready by mid-season.
“It’s hard to see how a trade gets done without someone like Clint Frazier going the other way. While that’s a big piece to give up, there could be some logic to such a move,” Haberin wrote.
What does acquiring Jose Quintana and David Robertson mean for the Yankees?
The Yankees main need is pitching both for their rotation and bullpen. Quintana gives Masahiro Tanaka a partner atop the rotation while Robertson relieves pressure on both Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances. New York could have a killer bullpen once again just like what they had last season.
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