The Yankees announced today that they have acquired speedy outfielder Terrance Gore from the Royals. The deal sends cash considerations back to Kansas City.
Gore will not land on the New York 40-man, per the announcement. It seems that the deal was struck after he cleared waivers. Gore was designated for assignment recently.
The 28-year-old will open his tenure with the Yanks at Triple-A. No doubt he’ll wait there until the club has a need for a stolen-base threat and defensive specialist.
Gore, who swiped 13 bags this year in 37 games, will make for an intriguing potential postseason roster weapon for the Yanks. The fleet-footed baserunning expert has appeared in nine playoff games, logging five steals, despite taking just 19 total regular-season MLB plate appearances before the current season.
Nice. Speed is very important and with Terrance Gore he will be able to steal a lot of bases.
Nice move. Still need another top of rotation starter to not get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.
Nothing like a deep depth speed demon
dimitrios in la
Yeah. Good move.
A lesson learned a la Dave Roberts maybe
Designated pinch runners are the best. Hopefully he doesn’t have to get a meaningful at bat like he had to with the cubs last year
He hit .275 for the Royals this year. Granted most of those were bunts but he didn’t look completely overmatched this year at the plate.
They weren’t most bunts
Getting on first base with a bunt is just as good as any other hit or walk.
he’s been a decent hitter when given the chance this year
I don’t see him getting a postseason AB for the Yankees unless it’s to bunt.
If the Yankees are healthy for the playoffs, does he make the roster? Solid move with their injuries so far but if the team is healthy, are they taking Gardy’s spot? No.
In post season they carry less pitchers, so there are more bench spots. It’s common to carry a speed guy for pinch running duties. I would think Maybin would take on that role, but I guess they want to see how his leg is healed before deciding on that.
Meh, Maybin still has some speed, but he’s not a prototypical pinch-runner anymore. He’s probably not even your first choice to pinch-run without Gore. He did, after all, get hurt running the bases.
September call up to pinch run.
he’s out of options
Yeah but they’ll just wait until it’s close enough to the postseason, then put him on the active roster so they can utilize him in October – then it’s the off-season so they’d lose/re-sign him then anyway.
With Jeff here: this has nothing to do with anything. They just have to add him to the 40-man before September. There will be no need to option him.
Yeah but he already cleared waivers so that doesn’t matter. They will add him to the 40 man roster and call him up September 1st.
With the impending roster reduction next September I wonder if guys like Gore will have jobs at the major league level
Agreed plus injury depth especially if Frazier gets traded.
Interesting career numbers.
Yankees could use to wheels off the bench. Nice little pickup.
Hey! Whaddya mean “little?!”
A good depth piece for a stretch run! Great speed, good eye at the plate, decent quality pick up. Now get an ace pitcher and we will be cooking!
I’m tired of my Royals being nothing but a farm system for the Yankees!! /s
Yea curious what other Royals have landed with the Yankees recently…
Is it the 1950s again already?
From baseball reference…
All Trades Between New York Yankees & Kansas City Royals
April 4, 2018. The Kansas City Royals traded Cody Asche to the New York Yankees for player to be named or cash.
December 8, 2011. The New York Yankees purchased Cesar Cabral from the Kansas City Royals.
August 11, 2000. The New York Yankees traded Wilson Delgado to the Kansas City Royals for Nick Ortiz (minors).
July 30, 1993. As part of a 3-team trade: The New York Yankees sent John Habyan to the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago Cubs sent Paul Assenmacher to the New York Yankees. The Kansas City Royals sent Tuffy Rhodes to the Chicago Cubs.
December 8, 1983. The New York Yankees traded Steve Balboni and Roger Erickson to the Kansas City Royals for Duane Dewey (minors) and Mike Armstrong.
March 24, 1982. The New York Yankees traded Dennis Werth to the Kansas City Royals for Scot Beahan (minors).
May 16, 1976. The New York Yankees traded Larry Gura to the Kansas City Royals for Fran Healy.
May 5, 1974. The New York Yankees purchased Fernando Gonzalez from the Kansas City Royals.
December 7, 1973. The New York Yankees traded Lindy McDaniel to the Kansas City Royals for Lou Piniella and Ken Wright.
Yeah, you’re statement rings true…. 😐
I thought the Yankees got Maris from the Royals.
Oh, KC Athletics…nm
You went through all of the trouble of writing that because you can’t spot a joke. Next time give somebody the benefit of the doubt. When you see a comment like that say to yourself “would a semi-knowledgeable *insert team name here* fan really think that?” If the answer is no then just move along.
Not all that clear that he was joking. There was no point or catch to the joke. It just sounded like vacant bemoaning and was called on it.
Your white-knighting is more annoying than the original comment, though.
Actually it was a copy and paste job. No real work was done.
If you happen to be referencing losing free agents to the Yankees….
Since 2000 the Yankees have been able to pry away:
Buddy Carlyle – 12/23/2003
Mike Kelly – 2/3/2004
Doug Mientkiewicz – 1/8/2007
Brian Anderson – 11/27/2010
Billy Burns – 1/3/2019
Sorry, try again next time.
Probably referencing the old KC A’s. Back then, a person could own multiple teams. There where many trades between the two teams that were more than lopsided. The A’s were essentially the Yankees farm team and it’s a big reason they dominated for so long.
I get what you’re saying but dude said “royals” and his user name has “87” in it which I assume, as most others would, is a date of birth year. No way he was referencing the KC A’s
Old biases die hard. KC A’s left in the 50s but I heard the stories from my dad 30 years later.
Nothing special there.
August move being made in July is so weird with the single deadline.
True. I kinda forgot about that.
I wonder if the Yankees analytics team sees something in gore that can help the team
Yea speed and defense. He will be deployed when they have a lead late in post season games as a defensive replacement and pinch runner. That’s what they see
You think the analytics team has the ability to somehow figure out that he’s good at stealing bases? That would be cutting edge.
It’s also to keep Clint Frazier down so they don’t have to use another one of his options.
A player has three options. Only one can be used per season, and once it’s used, the player can be optioned as frequently as needed.
Clint Frazier has been optioned by the Yankees on six different occasions, but only in two seasons, so he has one option left. Whether the Yankees leave him in AAA the rest of the year or call him up and option him back down four more times this season, he’d still have one more option left.
They used it already when they called him up
The Yankees acquire a base running specialist every year. Then they don’t use him.
This is a very under rated move , cashman is a genius come playoff time this is gonna go down as the best trade deadline pick up
Why do you think the 2014-15 Royals & 2018 Cubs had Gore on their postseason rosters lol? This is nothing new. This is literally what Terrence Gore does, and many GM’s have thought of the idea before.
Not sure how a guy will literally do nothing but pinch-run and MAYBE get a plate appearance or two (if he’s ever called up at all) will end up being the “best trade deadline pickup”.
Maybin must be real bad off.
This move has absolutely nothing to do with maybin. Not sure how you would even correlate the two
Watch out Aaron judge
John Sterling better watch the rhyming home-run calls…..(of course assuming Terrance ever hits one)…..
“That’s a fence clearance from Terrance!”–what’s wrong with that?
Terrance gores the pitcher!
First row along the left field foul poul will be called “Gore Terrace”. Maybe even the second row too. You’re welcome, Sterling!
Who gets bumped off the playoff roster?
Benny “The Jet” Rodriquez has probably lost his one and only chance at joining the Yankees. When asked about how the decision between the two was finally made Yankees asst. traveling secretary George Costanza stated “I have one word for you, Cotton, Gore loves the idea of a cotton uniform and Rodriguez actually suggested tweed. We can’t have a rabble-rouser like that on the Yankees!”
Good potential speed piece for the post-season!
I’d have picked him up also. Nothing to lose.
Baltimore should’ve tried adding him, he would’ve been an improvement for them.
They need to focus on the having the worst record for #1 pick next year.
Should have gotten Billy Hamilton. Better defense and speed. Switch hitter.
Hamilton is trash. It doesnt matter if he can switch hit if he cant hit to begin with. Besides, the guy the Yanks actually got costs less and they dont have to give him a MLB roster spot. They’ll call him up near the post season to be a pinch runner and nothing more whereas if you traded for Hamilton he’d take up a bench spot with an already crowded OF
stan lee the manly
Exactly why he would cost more. Gore was essentially free
Hamilton is a switch-stander.
“Exactly why he would cost more. Gore was essentially free”
Cashman shopping at the Dollar store again. Gotta get those cheap deals. Forget spending for a major leaguer. How’s that EE deal working out? Once again Cashman gets what he paid for. .177 LOL
Ya know, for someone who’s entire schtick is being a troll, you’re not very good at it.
There are pitchers that have better batting averages than Billy Hamilton. There are a couple teams that have several pitchers better than him at hitting. All he brings is speed, which he can’t even use on offense.
If all Hamilton brings is speed, what does Gore bring? Hamilton is actually a very good defender. So he brings more than speed.
Gore brings a .275 batting average, and relatively solid defense. Hamilton is sitting at .216, and has never shown any ability to hit. Defending is great and all, but what does it matter if you can’t help your team produce runs? I’m not saying Terrance Gore is an all-star, but if you’re comparing the two, contracts included, I would certainly pick Gore over Hamilton. Easy decision
Only Yankees fans could possibly be this excited lol he’s not even on the 40 man roster.
It doesnt have to be a blockbuster move for it to be a good one. The Yankees essentially gave up nothing for someone that will potentially help steal bases in the postseason
The move doesn’t hurt at all
90 feet is a big deal in the postseason.
Agreed. Just ask the Yankees about Dave Roberts.
Not so much anymore with how the games changing. Or are we pretending the majority of runs aren’t scored off of HRs?
Gore is lethal as a pinch runner. How many players are faster than he is around the bases? He was a great weapon for the Royals and hopefully Boone can use him the same way.
According to StatCast, eight – Tim Locastro, Byron Buxton, Trea Turner, Myles Straw, Isaac Galloway, Roman Quinn, Jon Berti, and Garrett Hampson.
Guess they slapped crap on the wall and his name stuck? Typical Yankee move.
Get out more often.
I have I haven’t watched one Yankee game this season.
As long as Bretts in Louiebeans is out.
In the end same sob story.
Gardner 0-20 in PS.
Yankee Pitching falls flat. Save myself the grief
Don’t underestimate this move. Quintin Berry 2.0.
This is nothing move. There’s no guarantee he is even added to their playoff roster & really appears to be a depth signing Incase the injuries are still haunting the team. If he is on your roster come playoff time, it means someone is hurt who is a much better player. Only a Yankee fan can see this as a positive.
Amazing how all the Yankee hater experts come out when the Yankees make a move…..why don’t you all go get ready for the next pumpkin tossing contest or something else of equal importance in your useless lives!
There’s the famous rocky to the rescue of all Yankees fans. Instead why don’t you put on the cape Grammy made you, and go rescue a cat stuck in a tree blankman.
Send him to the international league so he can steal 1st base.
That rule is in the Atlantic League, which isn’t affiliated with MLB or MiLB.
He’ll get picked off in the ninth inning of the wild card playoff game for the final out.
Indians 1st Baseman: “Real hard to steal second with your shoe untied”
Gets even for Willie Mays Hayes getting picked off first 🙂
Postseason pinch runner
The Yankees pick up a AAA outfielder and it generates 57 comments in two hours.
Only in America!
And people wonder why there are so many Yankees articles.
That’s why MLBTR has so many Yankee rumors. Makes the fans happy.
conspiracy theorist melchez back at it again
Ahhh yes the new Eric Young Jr. Rico Noel guy lol
Too many outfielders!
They couldn’t lure Peter Bourjos out of retirement?
Terrance Gore is known for wearing 0. Since it’s taken is it possible for a team to have a player with 0 and the 00? Since 1-10 is taken and the only other number he’s ever been is 1 when he was on the cubs
Yankees fans acting like they got something more than a pinch runner lol
He’s the ace killer. His first career hit was off max Scherzer.
Cash considerations can mean as little as $1
Yep. Ask Jason Larue.