It’s no secret that the New York Yankees had an underwhelming trade deadline.
Zack Greinke went to the AL West-leading Astros. Marcus Stroman's trade to the Mets and Cincinnati’s acquisition of Trevor Bauer highlighted possible trade candidates that were dealt leading into Wednesday afternoon. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was hesitant to part ways with top prospect Deivi Garcia, choosing to rely on his current rotation.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone joined Evan Roberts and John Jastremski 25 hours since the deadline passed to talk about the lack of blockbuster moves … and why it’s not necessarily a negative thing.
“The days leading up to the deadline I knew that there was a lot of — I guess there was some pessimism as to having the ability to get something done just based on what other clubs were asking for. But I'll put my two cents in here and there, but buying large I kind of stayed out of it. I obviously have complete faith and trust in Cash and their staff and know that they're going to do what's best for our club. Not only right now, and I know Cash is relentless at trying to always make us better.
“But I also know they're going to be smart in the deals they make and nothing came across their desk that met that requirement. I truly believe sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make.”
The Yankees were rumored to be involved in trade talks with the Mets about Zack Wheeler and the Diamondbacks about Robbie Ray. Arizona reportedly sought Clint Frazier and a handful of prospects from the Yankees in exchange for Ray.