We’ve already heard about a few teams with interest in the Reds’ starting pitching, and it isn’t surprising that the Yankees are also on that list. According to The Athletic’s Peter Gammons, the Yankees have “talked” with Cincinnati about right-hander Luis Castillo, and Reds scouts have been watching pitching prospect Will Warren (currently throwing for the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate).
Starting pitching would ostensibly not be a major priority for the Bronx Bombers, given how the rotation has been arguably the league’s best over the first three months of the season. Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Luis Severino, Nestor Cortes, and Jordan Montgomery have all looked excellent, and the rotation as a whole ranks first in baseball in walk rate (5.4%) and strikeout rate (25.4%), and second in cumulative fWAR (7.7) and ERA (3.00).
However, even beyond the “you can never have enough pitching” credo, there is certainly reason for Yankees GM Brian Cashman to be looking to reinforce his staff. Severino tossed only 18 regular-season innings over the course of three injury-riddled seasons from 2019-21, and thus his workload might need to be managed down the stretch. Likewise, Cortes has never thrown more than 119 2/3 combined innings in any pro season, while Taillon has also battled a number of injury problems throughout his career.
While none of Severino, Cortes, Taillon, Cole, or Montgomery have run into any real health issues thus far in 2022, that collective durability could actually be more of a reason for Cashman to proactively seek out another starter. Since it’s very rare to have an entire rotation stay intact throughout a full season, the Yankees could look to add before trouble (inevitably?) strikes, since waiting until a problem arises could decrease New York’s leverage with the Reds or any other team dangling pitching.
Gammons also figures the Yankees will make another attempt to acquire Frankie Montas, after the Yankees engaged the A’s in trade talks back in March. Castillo has also been on New York’s radar in the past, when the Bombers reportedly rejected Cincinnati’s ask of Gleyber Torres and more for Castillo back in January 2021.
The Reds will certainly have another high asking price on Castillo in the coming weeks. The righty is arguably the top pitcher available prior to the August 2 trade deadline, due to both his front-of-the-rotation ability and his contractual status — Castillo isn’t scheduled for free agency until after the 2023 season. He has been more solid than spectacular thus far in 2022, but it could be that Castillo is still ramping up after missing the first month of action due to shoulder soreness.
While Warren certainly wouldn’t be the centerpiece of any Castillo trade package, the 23-year-old righty is already gaining attention in his first year of pro ball. An eighth-round pick for the Yankees in the 2021 draft, Warren is ranked by both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline as the 27th-best prospect in New York’s farm system, and he has a 3.72 ERA over 55 2/3 combined innings at high-A (35 IP) and Double-A (20 2/3 IP) in 2022. His two newest pitches are his best offerings, as the Yankees’ pitching development staff helped Warren turn his slider and two-seamer into plus pitches. It already seems like Warren would be a good fit as a relief pitcher down the road, according to Pipeline’s scouting report, though he might be able to work in a rotation if he can successfully mix his slider and two-seamer with a more average changeup and curveball.
How do the Yankees have all these prospects?
Who else heard that in the Church Lady voice?
I was actually thinking that when I posted that lol
Your name should be:
Sorry for all those Yankee heartbreaking losses!
All teams have prospects.
I had no idea
Knowing is half the battle. Ironically, I don’t know what the other half is.
GI Joe was awesome when I was young. I heard there used to be a cartoon of it in the old days too.
I don’t even know how the other half lives
The Yankees large-market media-driven prospects make for good click counts. Reality sets in for MLB FO’s when one looks at how many of their vaulted prospects were traded to other teams, then actually did well.
27th in a system is a wild card. It will take a lot to get Castillo and this prospect is an added piece, not THE piece.
He was 27th at the beginning of the season. This is his first season, and he’s already moved up to AA and doing well in AA.
Still not a primary piece for possibly the best starter to be dealt.
Because they are good at developing
FredMcGriff for the HOF
I’m just here for the Yankee fans trade proposals for Castillo. Microwaving some popcorn now!
Add Frankie Montas to this starting pitching list that the Yankees would have interest in also. I’m for whoever will be the cheapest as far as prospects. Schmidt, German, Waldichuk, Medina, Wesneski, Sears, Warren, Vasquez, Everson Pereira, Alexander Vargas, Antonio Gomez and other prospects are all in play here.
Yep it is
Because they are in NY and every prospect is a sure Hall of Famer by the media and fans. In reality they are overhyped due to the media and fans.
Every team overrated their prospects and fans just follow and want to believe in their team.
Three of the four prospects traded to the Rangers for Gallo are already playing with the big club and doing well.
They bought them all. :/
Without Clint Frazier to package with andujar I don’t know how I’n the world they are gonna get him !
They still got florial and maybe the reds will want Aaron hicks if Yankees Yankees throw in sal fasano
Bet you wouldn’t think they would get Trevino for free either, and he’s one of the top-performing catchers in the entire league… eh?
Maybe when they trade for Chad kuhl instead of Castillo or whoever he will be the pitching version of Trevino
Jesus Montero and Aaron Small for Luis Castillo
If this Warren kid ends up BEING the centerpiece of a deal for La Piedra… Krall and company better hide in the hills of Northern Kentucky…fans are completely underwhelmed by the returns they’ve recieved in recent trades of their favorite players..
I highly doubt he will be the centerpiece. Even the most diehard Yankees extremists would think that’s a bit too light and throw in Andujar as the centerpiece…haha
Andujar actually would be a required piece for the Reds who crave cheap hitters who could hit a ton in their bandbox stadium
I would expect a trade to have to start with peraza or volpe, with another yankee top 10ish type in addition to warren.
No way. That is insane. They said no to Torres-for-Castillo when Castillo was better with more control; so there is absolutely no way Volpe is going to be included. I highly doubt Peraza is, but if so it won’t be much more. They’re not getting what he would’ve netted last year, or even close. He’s not the same pitcher, he’s been injured more, & he has less control. If the Yankees trade, they will get him for relatively little (for what most people think and have posited as his worth in here).
Cashman just won’t do big-cost trades, especially for a rental.
As long as they have multiple teams interested the reds have all the leverage selling Castillo as a non pending free agent !
I fully expect Yankees to spend cheaply and get someone like Chad kuhl , Mike minor , or Jose Quintana
Noel, you misread my statement. I wasn’t implying that’s what the Reds will accept. I simply don’t know. But the Yankees will not give up Volpe – they’ve made that clear. They said the same of Peraza, although o feel of they see a player they really want, they would entertain it.
Reds have the call because they have the player. It’s what the A’s do all the time. And, the A’s add a Yankee tax sometimes too. The Reds will give him to whatever team gives the the most for them, in their opinion.
My assessment was from the Yankees perspective, not the Reds.
Volpe is a way over rated prospect. .238 in AA with ok power is nothing to get excited about. His first year in professional baseball he hit under .200. Send him to the Mariners to team up with Kelenic.
Mets669822454321: Yes, I agree in that all prospects are overrated. Every single one, until they prove themselves in MLB. That’s why I’m not a big proponent of hoarding prospects. Look, man, there’s a reason so many low picks are huge successes, while so many top picks fail. They’re overrated. They’re simply unpredictable for so many reasons.
Multiple teams will be looking into acquiring him and considering he isn’t a true “rental” reds have a little more say on what they can ask for. I didn’t say Yankees would give that up, I’m saying that’s what the ask will probably start at. Yankees need pitching for the stretch, then they’ll have to pay. Right now I think the risk is their pitching will fall apart in the second half with Cortes and taillon not being reliable full season.
Yeah, very fair points and it only takes one major injury for a need to arise, of course. Who knows, they may very well do it because I am not involved in back room discussions. I’m just basing it off those players whom they’ve been very adamant about keeping.
Tomorrow, Cashman could trade them both if he felt it was best though – who knows?
How would you feel if Yankees traded for Tommy milone as a spot starter ? The prospect cost wouldn’t be to prohibitive
I’d have to look him up Noel as I haven’t seen much of him this year. So, honestly I’m not sure. What are your thoughts on him?
That I’m quite surprised to see he’s still in the show
Haha! Gee thanks for the offer? Lolol.
Both are highly overrated Castillo and Torres so thats a wash. Plus Castillo is coming off a shoulder injury which is never a good sign. If i’m the Yankees I dont give up a top 10 in all of MLB prospect for an average pitcher. He’s only pitched 3 full seasons out of 6 so health as I said is a concern.
Peraza has had a very disappointing season so far in AAA. With Volpe’s numbers markedly improved over the past four weeks, and his local roots making him a more marketable product to the fan base, I can see a package of Peraza, Warren and Andujar being offered for a starting pitcher.
Clipper, if you’re talking about Castillo, I’m pretty sure he’s not a FA until after next season. I do agree with your point though.
You’re right, Joe. I was thinking he was a FA after this season for some reason. Still, I stand by the point, as you stated.
Remember this is the Reds we’re talking about, they will settle for a case of Gatorade and a carton of cigarettes.
all in the suit that you wear
Shouldn’t the Reds be looking at someone like Ken Waldichuk instead of Will Warren? They must have their sights on more than Warren.
Yes, but Ken W. could be more of a centerpiece and Warren the ancillary. I’m surprised that out of all the names coming out of the Yankees farm that Warren is the name that got dropped. Odd.
all in the suit that you wear
Ya know, depending on their needs, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Schmidt &/or German moved. Those are good pieces (German for costs/control, Schmidt for everything).
Or maybe, finally, Yankees get the Andujar – Castillo trade after all!!!! Hahaha
I could see German being moved but it’ll probably for some under-the-radar pitcher. Ninja Cashman move.
But would it make up for Cashman being Cashman?
Absolutely YBC, I agree with you, or as an additional piece. Certainly *not* a centerpiece. He’s nowhere near that good.
With Taillon a free agent next winter —whose strong 2022 numbers likely pushing his expected AAV past 20 mm on his next deal — Hal Wilpon will push Cashman towards cheaper, in house pitching options. Thus Waldichuk is more likely to be retained.
If you ask me, it seems like the Reds see something the Yankees don’t in Warren. I’m not saying the Yankees would be potentially getting fleeced, but it’s still interesting. Although that might just be wishful thinking from a Red Sox fan.
Besides letting Whitlock go for nothing, when was the last time the Yankees were fleeced in a non-signing transaction?
The Gallo trade looks pretty good for the rangers
I think only Otto and Smith has played for the Rangers. Duran is doing well in the minors. This trade will take another year or two evaluate. The Yankees did flip Rodriguez for Miguel Castro who has pitched ok in the pen.
It doesn’t matter what the rangers got. The Yankees are paying a lot of money for a huge while in the line up.
He’s making $10.2M this year and will soon become a free agent after season. “A lot of money” is relative.
Yes, look around the league, you’ll see plenty of defense-only players making ~ what Gallo is making, sometimes more. And, Gallo has legitimate power and great discipline at the plate. Many glove-only players are simply weak hitters.
Just to be clear, I think $10MM is too much to keep him, I think they need to improve, but for what they e gotten from him, it’s not like it’s an outlier, comparatively.
YBC: “ when was the last time the Yankees were fleeced in a non-signing transaction?”
Duh, Rob Refsnyder!
Three of the players traded for Gallo are in the bigs and doing well. Josh Smith has the second-highest average and OPS on the Rangers. Duran is sixth in average and seventh in OPS. Glenn Otto has a 4-3 record in 9 starts.
@all in the suit you wear- yes Waldichuk, Wesneski, Schmidt, German, Vasquez, Medina, Sears and Warren are all pitchers the Reds would all have interest in for a trade package for Castillo. The A’s would have interest in these arms also in a Frankie Montas trade. The Yankees should trade for the pitcher that’s the cheapest. Volpe, Dominguez Peraza, and Arias are all staying put for now.
The rotation thus far has stayed healthy and it’s not a position of weakness. They have Domingo German recovering well from injury and Clarke Schmidt currently in AAA. There are plenty of other guys who can fill-in for a spot start or two. Castillo nor Montas is needed and doesn’t justify the cost it would take to acquire them.
Do they even need him?
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Was just about to say the same thing. Yankees pitching has looked great this year and with all the teams wanting pitching Castillo won’t come cheap
At this point, I just can’t see it. I don’t think the Yankees would be willing to spend whatever the cost to acquire him, and I think the Reds will want more for him based on their prior valuation of his services. I don’t see a need at all right now either.
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Take care gentlemen. Seems the censor police is out to get me. Oh well plenty other places to talk sports on the internet. It’s been fun stay healthy and enjoy the game
They don’t need him immediately, but several of the starters haven’t pitched a lot in the past few years and will be running up against innings limits in the second half. They might address that by going to a six-man rotation using guys already with the club, but they’d probably be smart to add a starter if the candidate is good enough and durable enough.
If the Yankees are going to trade any high end prospects this summer, I’d rather it be for a hitter like Ian Happ. They have guys like Clarke Schmidt, JP Sears, Ken Waldichuk, and Hayden Wesneski to give them innings later in the season if need be. Although two spots would have to be cleared on the 40 man to add Waldichuk and Wesneski and they could also be trade chips
That is valid because Judge is most likely going to sign else where next year. Perhaps they could trade for a young, talented hitter.
Judge doesn’t factor into my want for Happ and I also don’t see him leaving. Happ fits a couple needs for the Yankees as a lefty who makes good contact while being versatile defensively. Judge and Stanton are the only Yankee OFs I have confidence in these days and Stanton only plays the field part time so Happ would be a great get
I meant in general.
Where is Ian Happ going to play? They already Gallo and Hicks splitting time. Stanton DH’ing mostly. DJL is all over the infield.
Mike Piazza Pie
Aaron Judge is a future Angel on a 10 year contract.
Bleacher, One way or another I don’t think Gallo will be a Yankee come August and reducing Hicks’ role would be ideal. With Donaldson’s injury history, and lack of offensive production thus far, and DJ serving as the backup 3B in addition to starting 2B and backup 1B, it wouldn’t hurt to have a flexible player like Happ
@Ronk I share the same concerns but I see having Happ as more of a roster crunch conundrum. Marwin G will also have to be DFA’d.
I think Marwin’s days are numbered regardless but getting rid of Gallo would clear a spot for Happ. Happ is outhitting most of the guys currently in the Yankees lineup so I wouldn’t have an issue shuffling the deck to make room for him
My hunch on Judge’s next home is San Fran, which has both the payroll space and need for a big time outfielder.
Plus, Judge is a Northern California native.
A lot of people think that ct, but I’m not so sure Judge fits the Giants timeline. They still seem to be a couple years away from being all in so I don’t think they’re going to commit to huge long term deal with a 31 year old OF. If the Giants open up the checkbook this offseason, I’d expect it to be for a SP or middle INF
Wow, Ronk, I could see this either way, but in terms of pure “need” I tend to agree. I don’t see them exploring Montas seriously because the A’s are going to want way too much. But, as I said before, Castillo isn’t an ace. He isn’t always reliable health wise, so what’s the need? He will be the sixth best pitcher in the Yankees rotation if they get him. He’s talented, but not if the asking price is anywhere near where it was.
I would also agree with Happ *if* Hicks could just…go away.
I know Cashman has always liked him, which means if we don’t get him now, the Yanks will sign him when he’s 38, just so Cash can check that box in his secret Santa list…
I wouldn’t go that far Clipper. Montas and Castillo are both strong No. 2 SPs and would be no worse than No. 3 in the Yankees rotation. The asking price for both is definitely too high though and I don’t view SP as a need
Ronk, I agree with you on Montas, and I believe Castillo has 2-3 potential, but the numbers bear out that he is not as good as anyone in their rotation right now.
My point is: If he’s on the Yankees tomorrow, are they bumping Cole, Monty, Tallion, Nestor, or Sevy to the ‘pen? Answer is, no way. They’re too good this year. Better than Castillo, in fact.
I get what you’re saying, but those numbers will likely sort themselves out by the end of the season. The only reasoning behind the Yankees trading for a SP is the possibility of an innings limit for Sevy and Nestor. As I said previously though, I think that issue can be dealt with internally
I agree with that assessment wholeheartedly… Innings limit will be interesting to see, man. I do wonder exactly what Cash would be willing to give for Castillo?
Will Warren… good. Really good. Great outing this evening in Somerset.
But we have seen teams like last years Giants and the 2001 Mariners win 105 plus and not make the world series. The Yankees need starting pitching depth because playoff baseball is different than regular season baseball. If the Yankees make a deal for someone like Castillo that would make them the overwhelming favorites to win the world series.
MLB was a payoff league even before the recent CBA. With the addition of a 6th team as well as the 3 wild card teams coming from any division as long has they have the best records, it’s even more so. It all depends on the health of the teams in the playoffs, which players are hot or cold, and how the teams are playing.
At this point in the season everything is speculation. Logically it should come down to the Yankees and Astros in the AL, although it seems the Red Sox stabilized a month or so ago and are now playing as projected pre-season.
I’d guess that most teams hold off till just before the trade deadline because like politics things in MLB can look totally different in a week or two.
@Braves Yes but you also only need four starters in playoffs. Do you see any of the above mentioned guys better than Cole, Nestor, Severino, or Montgomery? They Yankees also don’t need to win 115 games in the regular season. They’ll need homefield advantage and their staff to stay healthy and strong. If they need to punt a couple of games in Sept. to skip starts for Severino, Nestor, or Taillon, so be it.
Dodgers will get one of Castillo or Montas, bank it! With Buehler going down, Friedman going to be primed for a big splash!
Trading for Castillo or Montas might seem like a luxury, but neither Cortes nor Severino had indeed had seasons like this. It reminds me a bit of Rodon last year, who showed all his massive talent for long stretches, but could not be a big help when it mattered most.
Get a pitcher and lefty outfield. Castillo and happ would be nice. So would montas and bendenti.
Perfectly normal reaction to getting no-hit: We need another pitcher!
In other news, the Yankees apparently need more pitching. The theory is if they can just no-hit the other team long enough they can push a run across the plate in extra innings by playing small ball. Oh wait, it’s the Yankees, they don’t play no stinking small ball.
New headline: Yankees asking about availability of everyone in the majors who can hit.
My gosh, two losses in a row and panic sets in. Trade the farm! We need Castillo!
I need a nap, this is exhausting.
The Yankees should be very afraid of A.I. umpires, because yesterday it looked like lie,cheat, and steal baseball. Houston’s starter throwing strikes, well inside the square getting called balls. Judge with a big grin on the first pitch to him called a ball that was 90 percent a strike should be the poster picture for A.I. umpires ASAP.
Look, nobody hates the Yankees more than I do, and nobody complains about the dumpires and their proclivity for helping the Yankees. BUT …
They go NO hits. Enjoy the moment.
Yes they missed a strike on Judge and DJ was struck out but the dumps missed that, too. But it will never end. It’s just the way it is. Pitchers need to just say screw it and double down on the filthy stuff. And don’t throw it down the middle.
Surely a three-team-trade as Castillo’s locks will be shipped off to Boston for two low-level prospects.
The Dodgers , Mets and Yankees could all use another pitcher. With that being said. I think the bidding for montas and castillo will be too high
Will Warren, Deivi Garcia and Miguel Andujar for Castillo
Why would any GM in his right mind take in trade Garcia with his 10.38 ERA in AAA?
Of course the Yankees are interested in Castillo and Montas any team in the hunt would be. The real question is with all those suitors for those two pitchers services who is going to blink and pay the freight. Castillo and Montas should net something similar to what Berrios netted a top 20 prospect at the time and another top 100 or something equivalent.
Both of those pitchers are solid number 2’s at worst 3’s even in the Yankees whose starting pitching has looked excellent. They can be difference makers so whose going to pay the freight should be interesting.
And why would the Reds trade a player with a trade value of 34M for a player of less that 2M????
Probably because major league teams don’t use BTV.
Bad enough that the Yankees are playing like crap against the Astros, but to have to listen to Beltran and Flaherty too — ugh. What complete moron in the Yankee organization thought it was a good idea to hire Beltran, the architect of the Astros cheating scheme, to announce Yankee games? They can’t get rid of that bum soon enough.
Yeah, not to mention the *clear* attempts to set for serve his public mea culpas, over and over. I’m glad he admits it and can openly say the WS title & team are tainted, but it seems so deliberate at times, and with the motive of getting him back into the dugout somewhere.
He’s very difficult to listen hear broadcast. And Flaherty…ugh. Reminds me of listening to a grainy Ben Stein.
It’s hard to come up with a worse announcing team than today’s. They must have some world-class bozos running the YES Network.
It’s not like the Yankees other teams weren’t doing similar things. Houston was just made an example of since they were stupid enough to use trash cans as there signal. If you believe your favorite team that wasn’t actively tanking wasn’t doing the same thing I have some radioactive swampland in Louisiana to sell you.
It is different Bruin. For the obvious reason: The Yankees scandal wasn’t nearly as comprehensive or systematic, and it was before MLB sent out the notices clarifying the rule. They were the only team to violate after this correspondence & won a WS to boot.
So, I disagree it’s the same, Bruin. The Yankees gave signals to the runners on base who signaled the batter – no runner, no sign.
So, as Goastros often says, Yankees aren’t the right messengers for cheating because of what they’ve done, but it doesn’t devalue what the Astros did – which is about as perfect as it can be said, imo. But, generally, I see your point.
Just think of it like the different degrees of murder: they’re all bad and neither degree excuses the other, but they do have different levels of penalties.
Beltran was going to skipper the Mets until he got caught as one of the Bang On A Can All-Stars.
Unwarranted challenges by the Yankees in this series. They need to have a talk with their replay guy.
Can’t fathom the knuckleheads at the stadium chanting “MVP!” when Judge has been doing nothing but hitting lazy fly balls to the warning track with men on. Embarrassing.
That comment didn’t age very well Fink.
Judge reads my comments religiously. He rose to the challenge. : )
Judge saved the day, but Fink wasn’t wrong: they were playing bad. Because of that, you could argue the Yankees deserved to lose.
I know how you feel, my friend. But, as the mahatma Yogi famously said: “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
All told, I think that series was a worthy tilt between the two best teams in the AL. Money’s worth was had by all.
Yes, it was. This was October come early and easily the best regular season series so far. Congratulations on the win. Hal, pay Judge what he deserves!
October will be absolutely off the chain gentlemen! Can’t wait!
Actually, there is going to be one more regular season game between the two teams and it will be in Houston.
Clipper, I am concerned about the Astros pitchings continuing dominance of us. If it wasn’t for judge rising to the occasion today we would’ve lost three out of four to them yet again.
We can’t rely on just judge to do the job, someone else has to rise to the occasion also. They can always walk him and pitch to other hitters. But who?
Speaking of which, hopefully Cashman will get another bat at the deadline, we need it. And we certainly cannot rely on Gallo or Hicks, for anything but strikeouts. But of course Cashman won’t do a deal, unless he can fleece the other team.
And by the way, Altuve continues to beat us and we allow it. At least walk the guy in a big spot if you can pitched one effectively.
Maton has an emotionless on-field demeanor similar to Corey “Klubot” Kluber’s.
Is his first name Auto?
Doc: Yeah, I much preferred to put him on the way Tallion did – hit him, lol.
Goastros: I wasn’t counting that series because of the CF camera advantage…
I kid, I kid (kind of…a little) hahahaha
One game is hardly a series, but it’s all good. You got jokes.
No thanks on Castillo. Here is a guy that is living off a few solid seasons. He’s been hurt and shoulder issues need to be a red flag that his value is down. Add in the fact that his numbers are also not very good and the other fact that we have ready young arms with solid stuff and it makes zero sense dealing for Castillo unless we are getting him at a cost that is worth it and that cost does not include any top 5 prospects. It would include more prospects of less ability. Warren by the way is getting allot of plus plus reviews so just because his rankings started out as #27 in Yankee system it doesn’t mean that’s where the Yanks have him ranked. They know which players are expendable and need to be moved because there’s no room for them and those are the guys that will be dealt.
Hi billysbballz. Having watched Castillo since he became a Red he is an amazing talent. His downfall has been playing for a poor team like the Reds and pitching in one of the most if not the most hitter friendly ballpark. Contending teams are lining up to bid on him not because they think his shoulder is a problem. As mentioned Yankees pitching staff is good already but also pitching is flakey. Anyone can go down at any time. I can’t imagine anyone standing in the way of Yankees going to the WS this year with a Castillo get. PS I heard tell Red Sox might be interested. 🙂
Hey all. Being a Reds fan and not all that familiar with your players in the minors. I went to trade simulator website and quite honestly could not find much in the way of matches what the Reds need. Would your team trade for Moustakas and Castillo? Since your ownership has a couple more dollars than the Reds they could afford it. You would not have to dig so deep into your prospects. Just curious to see what Yankee fans think about this?
I have to agree with billysbballz. The shoulder injury is a huge red flag. Castillo has already missed over a month this year. Rather than get stuck with a guy who might be on the cusp of chronic IL stints, the Yankees would be better off trusting some of their young arms already on the roster to fill in as spot starters to rest the regular starters in the rotation. Castillo’s numbers are good; but a good pitcher on the IL is worthless.
Remember when the Yankees traded for Ichiro while they were in Seattle, and he went from the M’s dugout to the Yankees’ before the series started?
It would be nice if Frankie Montas went from the A’s dugout to the Yankees’ while the A’s are at Yankee Stadium, don’t you think?
Gumby craps the bed vs the lowly A’s. Wonderful.
Gumby? Are you refering to Gallo?
Nope. Gumby is Montgomery’s nickname. Happily, the offense bailed him out — with an assist from the struggling Athletics’ self-destructive play. I feel sorry for those guys, playing for maybe the worst cheapskate owner in baseball. Fisher is the heir to the GAP fortune, a billionaire who wants the taxpayers of Oakland to subsidize his for-profit franchise that he runs on the cheap.
A’s announcers are mocking the fact that the Yankee ball girls have been instructed to put foul balls into a bucket instead of giving them to kids in the stands. Unless they’re donating the baseballs to local kids leagues or something, the announcers have a point.
It’s amazing that the Yankees have, in recent years, addressed every problem but the real one – the inability to score runs in the playoffs. The Astros could have easily swept the 4 game series at YS
I’d rather see them pursue Chad Kuhl.