Imagine the New York Yankees‘ starting pitching rotation looking like this:
1.) Gerrit Cole
2.) Corey Kluber
3.) Luis Castillo
4.) Jameson Taillon
5.) Jordan Montgomery/Domingo German/Deivi Garcia
Pretty nice, right? Well, what are the chances that Cincinnatti star Luis Castillo becomes available…for the right price? Low.
The Athleticâ€™s Jim Bowden responded to a question regarding the Yankees potentially targeting Luis Castillo at the trade deadline later this year:
Q: If the Yankees look pretty good at the deadline and think it could be their year, but they need one more piece, do you think GM Brian Cashman sells the farm for Luis Castillo?
A: Iâ€™ve never seen Cashman â€œsell the farm,â€ so I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s going to happen. I do think heâ€™ll make a strong offer to land Castillo if he can. However, in past conversations between the teams, the Reds were interested only if they could get Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres back in the trade, and thatâ€™s not happening.