The Yankees make a good splash as the trade deadline approaches. They get the man they wanted and relief help all without giving up their top prospects. 

RELIEF HELP

The first trade on Monday was for a relief pitcher, Scott Effross, from the Cubs. The Yankees gave the Cubs RHP Hayden Wesneski from their minor league system. Wesneski was the Yankees’ number seven prospect. The Yankee fans saw the first improvement to a bullpen that needed help since Michael King was placed on the IL. 

THE MAN THEY WANTED

After the Mariners traded their top prospects for the pitcher, Luis Castillo, the price for Frankie Montas seemed like it would take about the same haul to acquire him. The Yankees tried trading for Montas after the lockout but the A’s had decided to hold onto him. The Yankees gave up numbers five, nine, and 20 prospects. They also acquired relief pitcher, Lou Trivino, in the trade. 

WHO WILL MOVE

With Montas taking a spot on the rotation, the question now is who is moving out. Domingo German is out of options and can’t be sent down without going through waivers. German can be a possible trade piece and it will be interesting to see what the Yankees can get.

Can Jordan  Montgomery be moved for a trade? It’s unlikely but still possible. The Yankees have a tough decision to make and it might be not very clear at first but eventually, it will make sense to fans.  

ARE THEY DONE?

Possibly they aren’t done yet. The Yankees still need to find a new home for Joey Gallo and Miguel Andujar, who requested to be traded earlier this year. The Yankees still have their top prospects to use for any big names they really want. Should the Giants decide to be sellers, Carlos Rondon could still be in play for the Yankees as well. 

As 6 pm approaches, it will be interesting to see what moves are made and what roster Yankee fans will see during tonight’s game.