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Breaking News: Yankees Acquire Montas, Trivino, and Effross!

No one can say that Brian Cashman and the front office haven't done everything they could to make this team better at the trade deadline this year. The Yankees made two huge deals today.


The Yankees began the afternoon by acquiring an ace reliever from the Cubs...no, not David Robertson like all of us thought. Instead, the Yankees acquired Scott Effross in exchange for pitching prospect Hayden Wesneski:


That's a nice addition in and of itself, but the Yankees weren't done, saving the best for last today (we assume). Just prior to 5:00 today, the Yankees won the Frankie Montas sweepstakes, acquiring Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino in exchange for JP Sears, Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina, and Cooper Bowman.


We'll have fuller analysis in the hours and days to come, but this Yankee roster looks very different than it did a few days ago. After adding Benintendi to the outfield a few days ago, the Yankees have now added one of the three best starting pitchers available on the market in Montas; a stud reliever with years of team control in Effross; and a veteran bullpen arm whose underlying numbers are far better than his bottom-line numbers in Trivino. In the process, the Yankees kept their consensus top-3 prospects (Volpe, Peraza, and Dominguez) and utilized the mountains of minor league pitching depth they had developed over the last few years to boldly make a play for the World Series in 2022.


We'll know soon whether or not the Yankees have more to do (besides finding a taker for Joey Gallo), but this is already the most exciting deadline the Yankees have had in years.

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10 Comments


jjw49
Aug 02, 2022

Pitching has been shored up .... Montas should slot right behind Cole and BP will be better. Good moves for Yankees!

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popcp
Aug 01, 2022

You have to give up some quality…I give the deal a thumbs up…time will tell.

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Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Aug 01, 2022
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Agreed; this is the right time to make moves like this. Even if the Yanks don't win the World Series, you make these moves every time with a team this good.

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fuster
Aug 01, 2022

I would imagine that Marinnacio and Schmidt will be bumped back down to help make room for the 3 new pitchers


will Abreu be shown the door?

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fuster
Aug 01, 2022
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I'm kinda happy with Marinaccio and hope they keep him in town.


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fuster
Aug 01, 2022

Montas cements the back half of the rotation and should be a real help in insuring that Cortes and Sevy can rest and heal.


Trivino might benefit from new coaching


but the sad part of the deal involves surrendering Medina and Waldichuk

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fuster
Aug 01, 2022
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you know y'ain't the only one


and they didn't even

pick up Puk

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Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Aug 01, 2022

Outstanding work.


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