Friday, December 22, 2017
The New York Yankees are working on a trade to acquire starting pitcher Gerrit Cole and are hopeful they can put together a package to satisfy the Pittsburgh Pirates without including top prospect Gleyber Torres, sources told Yahoo Sports on Thursday.
The Pirates are highly motivated to deal Cole, sources said, and the Yankees have emerged as the likeliest destination. While the inclusion of Torres, a shortstop prospect, is seen by some as unlikely, one source said even if the Yankees stand firm on not including him, “there’s enough to work with that a deal seems likely.”
This seems inevitable and I can’t say I am particularly excited about it. Hopefully the Yankees don’t give up too much.