Yankees trade for Blue Jays’ All-Star J.A. Happ

31 July, 2018, 04:45 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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Happ has a $13 million salary in the final season of a $36 million, three-year contract, and the Yankees would be responsible for the remaining $4,543,011.

In all, it was a necessary move for NY to make and Happ was one of the best options on the trade block, even though he's a rental since he'll be a free agent after the season ends. Starting pitcher Dillon Tate, who the Yankees acquired from the Texas Rangers in the Carlos Beltran trade in 2016, is the best prospect who the Yankees dealt to the Orioles in the Britton trade.

What do you think about the Happ trade? Through 20 starts, he's 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 130 strikeouts over 114 innings. In 11 starts down the stretch for the Pirates, he posted a 1.85 ERA. Acquiring Happ was an immediate response to the Boston Red Sox trading for Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday.

Drury, who turns 26 next month, was acquired by the Yankees from Arizona in February and began the season as their starting third baseman. The 35-year-old veteran probably is not even a number two starter, but for a team lacking starting pitching depth, they will undoubtedly be better off having his arm as an option come October. In two starts against Boston this season, he has a 0.84 ERA. It remains to be seen what the new rotation will look like, but a four-man rotation in the playoffs (if they earn a bid) might look like Severino, Tanaka, Sabathia and Happ.

Happ is 7-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 19 games against the Red Sox.

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The three-time batting champion is hitting.329 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs this season. Both Drury and McKinney have potential, which means that the Yankees could have held onto them for the rest of the season and could have included them in a trade in December or January. He will make his presence felt in the postseason, but there is only so much he can do in the regular season. "I had bad breaks along the way", Drury said in the Yankees' clubhouse before Thursday night's game against the Royals.

One thing working against the Blue Jays here is Stroman's value isn't particularly high.

The 23-year-old was selected by Oakland with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft, was traded to the Chicago Cubs with Addison Russell and Dan Straily for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammell in July 2014, then dealt to the Yankees along with Gleyber Torres and Adam Warren for Aroldis Chapman in July 2016.

McKinney appeared in Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A and played two games in the Majors this season for NY, but spent most of his time in Triple-A Scranton/Walkes-Barre.

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