With a sell-off likely coming from the San Francisco Giants this summer, Marc Delucchi will go team-by-team for a look at how each contender fits as a potential trade partner. Next up, the New York Yankees.
We are now 52 games into the 2019 MLB season, and the San Francisco Giants are 10 games under .500 and in last place in the NL West standings.
That shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone after back-to-back losing seasons and with the team clearly in the early stages of a rebuild.
The July 31st trade deadline may still seem like it’s a long ways off, but with new rules in place that have eliminated August waiver trades, teams like the Giants may be worried about waiting too long and missing their chance to sell.
Meanwhile, the New York Yankees have flexed their organizational depth here in 2019. Despite having an All-Star team of players on the injured list, the Yankees still have the third-best record in baseball.
Those injuries will allow the Yankees to welcome back many reinforcements as the season progresses, but the front office will still be looking for upgrades to try and finish a postseason run as champions for the first time since 2009.
The Yankees farm system regularly ranked among the best in baseball for the past several seasons, but with many of their top prospects moving on to the majors or fizzling out, they’ve slid a bit. Today, pundits rank the Yankees’ system somewhere between top 15 or top 20 systems in the league.
However, as I’ve discussed in the previous editions, the Giants best assets won’t require one of the best prospects in baseball, and the Yankees have a plethora of players with which to build an enticing trade package.
So let’s take a look at the kind of package that would make the Giants and Yankees pull the trigger.