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New York Yankees: Why the Yankees Should Look Into Trevor Bauer

by John Zarnowski
Should the New York Yankees consider Trevor Bauer in a potential trade?

As the New York Yankees continue to overpower their lineup, many fans believe that their attention should be focused elsewhere – getting a “lights out” pitcher.

With Luis Severino and Domingo German struggling with injuries, a need has become apparent in the rotation. Additionally, James Paxton and CC Sabathia have also been dealing with inflammation, something that won’t simply go away.

Adding value to the starting rotation would certainly help the Yankees down the road, especially if the injury bug continues to plague the team.

Here’s a solid pitching option for the New York Yankees:

Trevor Bauer from the Cleveland Indians might be that guy that Yankees are looking for. Currently credited with a 3.69 ERA, Bauer has 122 strikeouts in 112.1 innings pitched. Throwing a fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s, Bauer is a guy that consistently goes the distance – exactly what the Yankees are looking for.


MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand named the Yankees as one of the teams who could take a look at Bauer. According to Feinsand, a trade between the clubs could involve young Yankee talent who are in the Major Leagues already, or just a year away. A highlighted player in a potential trade is left-fielder, Clint Frazier. The Indians might also be interested in Jonathan Loaisiga, Albert Abreu, Deivi Garcia, and Clarke Schmidt.

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If the Trevor Bauer interest fades, the Yankees still have options to go after Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays or Madison Bumgarner from the San Francisco Giants.

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