Chris Flexen Trade #3: One-Way Ticket to the Bronx
The Yankees are losing their number three starter, Jameson Taillon, in free agency. They have arms with upsides like Deivi Garcia, Domingo German, and Luis Gill, who can fill out the backend but need a mid-rotation arm. With most of their money probably going to resign Aaron Judge, General Manager Brian Cashman might look at cheaper options to fill out the rotation. Additionally, they are in the market for lefthanded power, as the bulk of the lineup swings from the right side.
Recent reports showed the Mariner’s interest in second baseman Gleyber Torres. Two years of control will cost a lot more than Chris Flexen, but it might be worth it. Torres is a former all-star who hits the ball hard to all fields and plays above-average defense. Plus, it would allow the team to continue to maximize Dylan Moore and Sam Haggerty off the bench, where they can continue to thrive.
Sometimes the writing is just on the wall. Ryan Divish’s report on Jesse Winker pretty much stamped his ticket out of town. Packaging him with Flexen would give the Yankees what they need and allow the Mariners to fill a significant hole at the keystone this offseason.