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The trade deadline is almost upon us. Are we going to get anything for Andrelton Simmons? Maybe we could. Gleyber Torres is out for three to six weeks with a hamstring/quad strain and the Yankees definitely want to remain in the hunt for the playoffs.
It’s pitchers we need and pitchers I asked for. Luis Cessa is a right handed relief pitcher who has major league experience. His ERA is not pretty at 4.66 but he boasts a 1.03 WHIP. Perhaps Mickey Calloway can do something with him. Frank German is a right handed pitcher in advanced A ball who pitched 76 innings in 2019. He had an ERA of 3.79 with a 1.38 WHIP. Alfredo Garcia is a left handed pitcher who is currently at class A short season. He has a career ERA of 4.59 with a 1.45 WHIP over 225.2 innings.
What’s in it for the Yankees? Andrelton Simmons is an impact defensive player at the shortstop position who has the same few weeks of availability the Yankees happen to need to get them into the playoffs. No matter that he won’t be around next year. They have Gleyber Torres. They just don’t have Gleyber Torres right now. Andrelton Simmons can fill an urgent need for them.
I know nobody wants to see Simba as a Yankee, but we do need pitchers. What do you think?
Simba has less than a month left in his deal. If he is not re-signing, or if that is questionable, might as well get some pitching for him. I personally would be sad as I really like Simba as a player and a person. But the Angels need starting pitching way more than they need Simba. If the Yanks play ball with legit, ready pitching prospects, I would bite.
After trading La Stella away I think they should resign Simba. Keeps the middle infield intact as Rengifo aint going to cut it and the kid from the A’s was traded because he cannot hit. As someone else said Billy got out-Billied by Billy.
Would you guys be open to a fan post in this style?
Simmons is a fav here too, but he is gone and that’s that. We play one year with Fletch at SS and then sign Lindor or Story.
I wonder if we could pair Simba & Castro to get a decent arm from one of the handful of teams who are interested in both. Toronto may be interested in both…
I like the package. Probably more than the Yanks would want to give up.
I’d probably prioritize German, and then Cessa, in that order.
The problem with all of this at the trade deadline, though, is the Angels can only trade for they guys on the 60 man expanded roster. And Cessa is the only one on there AFAIK.
Can you only trade for one PTBNL? Or can you trade for multiple?
Considering the actual market right now, you probably only get one of them. Simmons is a one-month rental in a season with uncertainty as to whether the playoffs will be shut down by a resurgence in COVID. The Yankees aren’t going to give up more than one player for that.
Love the WHIP out of the bullpen. I doubt the Angels offer Simba a QO because he’s so likely to accept it after two injury years.
So get a piece for now and a ticket or two to dream on before he walks.
Toronto wants him apparently.
Go for Julian Merryweather. Middle reliever with good FB/change mix and swingman potential.
So it’s not just me.
How would you feel about a trade centered on Cessa or German? (If the latter could be swung as a PTBNL?)
Take whatever we can get for him and don’t look back. He’s probably my favorite player, possibly including Trout, but it is what it is.
Does this mean you’re taking your fandom to whoever gets him? Atlanta, to the Angels… 🤔
The only baseball games I’ve watched this year are Angels games and I think I’ve watched about 2 – 3 of those. So, apparently not. 🙂
I am bummed this franchise is in such bad shape as Trout’s prime years are rapidly going to start to fade, but it hasn’t caused me to jump fandoms or anything.
Atlanta is definitely a fun, young team though. 🙂