Detroit Tigers: Top trade deadline suitors for David Price
New York Yankees
May 27, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) is greeted by third baseman Chase Headley (12) and first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) and left fielder Brett Gardner (11) after hitting a three run home run in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
It’s always fair to assume that baseball’s evil empire will be in the mix when a big name player is included.
The New York Yankees have surprised everybody this season and have led the mediocre AL East for most of the season. But the one thing that they lack is consistent pitching. To make an even remotely decent playoff run, consistent pitching is a necessity.
With the rotation in shambles expect the Yanks to be in the hunt for arms come the deadline.
What makes New York such an appropriate suitor is the fact that David Price, until last season, spent his entire career in the AL East. He knows the lineups and the individual players, making him deadly in returning him to his old stomping grounds.
Tyler Duma, of Bleacher Report, discusses that the team is in need of another starter:
"“CC Sabathia has been beyond hittable, allowing 11.2 hits per-nine, along with an unsightly 1.6 HR/9 ratio. Behind him, NathanEovaldi hasn’t been what the team hoped he would be, and Michael Pineda has been streaky. “Maybe the team waits it out with the hope that their five starters can hold down the for…or, maybe they make a move to put them over the top and set themselves up for immediate success.”"
Price would also be backed up by a finely tuned offense: New York is currently third in runs scored in all of MLB.