MLB Rumors: Yankees’ Joey Gallo Draws Interest From Three Teams; The Frankie Montas market is concentrating
The 2022 MLB trade deadline is 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 2, so teams now have less than 72 hours to meet their needs and improve their rosters for the stretch run. We have already seen some big names transacted and surely more deals are on the way. Here are Sunday’s trade delay rumors.
The Montas market concentrated on three teams
The Frankie Montas athletic right-hander market focuses on the Blue Jays, Twins and Yankees, according to MLB.com. , Montas is the best starter available at the deadline. He has shown no ill effects from the shoulder problem that sidelined him earlier this month, and he will remain under team control as an arbitrator-eligible player in 2023. .
The Twins need a starter more than the Blue Jays and Yankees, although all three teams could use another arm. The Reds received two top prospects and two secondary plays in the trade from Castillo, establishing the market for Montas, who offers the same team control. The A’s sell and reduce the payroll. It’s a question of when Montas will be traded, not if.
Phillies looking for a starter
The Phillies are looking for a starting pitcher, especially someone who can start a postseason game, reports The Athletic. They are on Angels right-hander Noah Syndergaard and Reds right-hander Tyler Mahle, as well as Pirates left-hander Jose Quintana. The Phillies are said to prefer a pitcher under control beyond 2022. That applies to Mahle, but not Syndergaard or Quintana. These are rentals.
Philadelphia is at the top of the rotation with Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola. However, Zach Eflin is struggling with a lingering knee injury and the team will have to monitor Ranger Suárez’s workload throughout the period. President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski is never afraid of business prospects. If he wants a starter, it’s like getting a starter before Tuesday’s deadline.
Giants open for sale
The struggling Giants are open for sale and ready to discuss anyone on their roster other than Logan Webb, report it New York Post. Outfielder Joc Pederson, who is currently on the concussion list, and southpaw Carlos Rodón are the club’s top two trades. Teams would no doubt come calling Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater as well.
The potential availability of Rodón would place another premium starter in a commercial market that has. The veteran southpaw may opt out of his contract after the season, so he’s likely a hire, but he’s also a difference maker who can dominate even big lineups on his best days. The left-hander could land a very nice package of prospects in San Francisco.
Brewers, Padres and Rays are among teams interested in Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo, reports USA today. All three clubs were interested in Gallo when he was last traded to New York. Gallo struggled a lot with the Yankees andmakes it almost certain he will play elsewhere after Tuesday’s trade deadline.
These three clubs interested in Gallo all need offense, especially in the outfield, and that includes Tampa even after. The Yankees can’t expect much more than salary relief and/or a marginal prospect for Gallo at this point, and at least a few teams seem willing to roll the dice on the 38-home run three-bat.
The Cardinals have had trade talks with the Astros involving right-hander Jake Odorizzi, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis also considered Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and Angels right-hander Noah Syndergaard, though it’s unclear if they had trade talks about the two impending free agents. Clearly, the Cardinals want – and need – rotational assistance.
Houston is one of the few contenders with enough rotational depth to trade a starter. They currently have six starters (Odorizzi, Cristian Javier, Luis Garcia, Jose Urquidy, Framber Valdez, Justin Verlander), and Lance McCullers Jr. is set to return from his flexor injury. The Astros think they’re looking for a center fielder at the trade deadline more than anything.