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Sunday, July 30, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE DEADLINE REPORT: YANKS GETTING JAIME GARCIA GAINS LEVERAGE ON SONNY GRAY TALKS

By Michael Wong

Late last night Bob Nightengale reported that the New York Yankees were close to acquiring veteran starter Jaime Garcial just one week after the pitcher was moved from the Atlanta Braves to the Minnesota Twins.  With the Twins enduring an epic second half slide, the team is now fully invested on moving parts starting with Garcia.  While the addition of Garcia no doubt helps the Yankee rotation, he is not a pitcher the team would want to use in a playoff series do-or-die game which is why the talks continue with the Oakland A's regarding ace Sonny Gray.  It seemed both sides were going back and forth on proposals but the bottom line is that the A's now have moved off Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres in discussing Gray.  No w things center on Jorge Mateo and/or Esteven Florial; plus secondary pieces James Kapreilien, Domingo Acevedo, and others.  The Yanks getting Garcia (still not official but expected early Sunday) no doubt gains GM Brian Cashman some leverage on the A's front office regarding Gray but something is still widely expected to get done sometime during the say Sunday (the A's already have scratched Gray from his scheduled start).  However a team source has said that the Yanks have an offer prepared for St. Louis veteran Lance Lynn and will quickly jump on that if the Gray talks stall yet again.

-Meanwhile the New York Mets are expected to move Addison Reed in the next 24 hours and also have gotten some traction on Curtis Granderson from the Milwaukee Brewers.

-The Boston Red Sox have been pretty quiet but don't count them out of the reliever market.

-Speaking of relievers, the Washington Nationals are now battling the Los Angeles Dodgers for Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton and also are in on Justin Wilson. The Houston Astros remain the favorite for Wilson though.


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