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(Bleacher Report)   Yes, this trade would be risky. Yes, it might work out. But, the New York Yankees need to make this trade   ( bleacherreport.com) divider line
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2018-11-08 10:39:10 PM  
I have no idea why a Cleveland team that's virtually guaranteed to return to the postseason next year would trade one of its best starters for prospects. This is pure Yankees wank material.
 
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2018-11-09 03:03:23 AM  

Cagey B: I have no idea why a Cleveland team that's virtually guaranteed to return to the postseason next year would trade one of its best starters for prospects. This is pure Yankees wank material.


There's always the "better to get rid of a guy a year too soon rather than a year too late" argument; that one may actually be apposite here.
 
2018-11-09 03:09:45 AM  
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2018-11-09 07:56:32 AM  
That trade makes sense for the Indians as it would be the quickest way to get them out of their lease and on their way to Miami.
 
2018-11-09 08:21:42 AM  

Cagey B: I have no idea why a Cleveland team that's virtually guaranteed to return to the postseason next year would trade one of its best starters for prospects. This is pure Yankees wank material.


Money. The Indians straight up can't afford to plug the holes in their outfield. If the Yankees are willing to do that for them in exchange for Kluber, it makes sense considering Carrasco/Clevinger/Bauer/Beiber is still a hell of a great starting pitcher lineup.

/Go Tribe
//My brain says yes
///My heart says fark the Yankees
 
2018-11-09 09:05:28 AM  
is there really a fit?

we don't need andujar, maybe torres, but not really

sheffield is good, but frazier is an injury risk now and getting back people you already traded away doesn't sound like a good idea

make another run in '19 then burn it to the ground.  the division will be weak again next year, but after that some of the other teams should be getting better as we get weaker
 
2018-11-09 09:17:22 AM  
The dodgers could use a pitcher too
 
2018-11-09 09:59:26 AM  
2019 would likely be Kluber's last season with Cleveland, so it makes sense on some level to replace him with players who would be under team control for 2020 and beyond.
But if they can't afford to pay Kluber's option years, they're probably not going to keep Encarnacion and Kipnis beyond next season, either. Better to keep the core team together in 2019, while it's still their division to lose, and hope the playoff crapshoot pays off for them.
 
2018-11-09 01:08:36 PM  

Cagey B: I have no idea why a Cleveland team that's virtually guaranteed to return to the postseason next year would trade one of its best starters for prospects. This is pure Yankees wank material.


Speaking as a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan: this.  Also, any guarantee that Kluber isn't going to end up like Sonny Gray did when he went to NY?
 
2018-11-09 03:00:33 PM  
This is like when that guy on ESPN said that the Mets should trade Jacob deGrom to the Brewers for Christian Yelich.

Yeah, I am sure that trade is going to happen
 
2018-11-09 03:05:25 PM  

machoprogrammer: This is like when that guy on ESPN said that the Mets should trade Jacob deGrom to the Brewers for Christian Yelich.

Yeah, I am sure that trade is going to happen


Whoops, it wasn't deGrom, it was Syndergard
 
2018-11-09 03:22:21 PM  
Nah, but the current scuttlebutt of the day is that the Yankees are pursuing Patrick Corbin.
Apparently someone asked Cashman about Happ at the GM meetings, and in reply he said "Yes, I've talked with John Courtright". Courtright is Corbin's agent, not Happ's.
 
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