MLB free agency will decide the fate of major teams as most of the lineups will be changed. The trade deadline is now barely two days, and only a few deals have come to light. Some of the teams are totally rebuilding their roster, while others are trying to secure a place for the wild card spot.
No matter how much good a team is doing in any MLB games, they all want some help in their bullpen. Here are the best free agency deals for Yankees, Blue Jays, Rays, Orioles and Indians.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have the best record in the MLB with a win to loss margin of 64-34, and yet they lack in the starting pitchers department. Marcus Stroman, Madison Bumgarner, and Zack Wheeler are the top targets in the wishlist of Yankees. Clint Frazier Deivi Garcia and Estevan Florial are the top prospects which can be given out in exchange. The best deal for the Yankees will be to acquire Bumgarner in exchange with the Giants for two or three prospects.
@JeffPassan can u pls tweet this asap:
“The New York Yankees have acquired Madison Bumgarner from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for OF Clint Frazier, RHP Albert Abreu and UTIL Tyler Wade, league sources tell ESPN.”
— Noah Broderick (@yankeesin2020) July 28, 2019
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays could lose more than 100 games in the current AL East season as their rotation is almost negligible. Clint Frazier, Forrest Whitley, Nick Gordon, and Jordan Balazovic are some of the names that could bring the Blue Jays back in the game. Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles, and Justin Smoak are some of the notable names who have lined up in the free agency deals. The best-case scenario for Toronto is to sell out their stars at a high rate and acquire some young prospects along with a few star players.
And the Toronto Blue Jays lead 8-1, as we head into the 6th inning.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 28, 2019
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays are struggling in the MLB games and do not have a solid bullpen, despite their last few victories. Nicholas Castellanos, Shane Green, Marcus Stroman, and Ken Giles are on the target list of Rays. Matt Duffy, Brandon Lowe, Willy Adames, and Ji-Man Choi are some valuable asset that could bring some higher return for the Tampa Bay team. A team of healthy players is the best that the Rays side could hope for and start off a fresh new MLB season.
#Rays beat #RedSox, 3-2, to avoid the sweep. Tampa Bay went to innovation in the eighth and it worked. Boston is protesting the game. Rays depart for two-city trip (TOR, BOS) before July 31 trade deadline.
The record is 58-47. pic.twitter.com/7Ll0mYdmpM
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) July 24, 2019
Baltimore Orioles are totally rebuilding their team as Manny Machado and Zack Britton has left the team. Andrew Cashner, Noelberth Romero and Martin Prado are the top targets that the Orioles are eyeing for. All of them are young in age, won’t cost much and have already proven their talents in the last season. John Means, Trey Mancini, Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto are the few assets that Baltimore could offer as they have high demands in the MLB free agency.
— The Life of Baseball (@LifeofBaseb) July 26, 2019
Cleveland Indians are very close to the MLB wild card spot, and it has made their trade deals a bit complicated. Earlier they were about to buy new players in the free agency, but now it looks like they will sell someone out too. Yordan Alvarez and Clint Frazier are their top targets which could easily be signed in by sending out Trevor Bauer. As they are doing good, the best case for Indians will be to get some young players that won’t get injured easily and continue to the playoffs in the next MLB season.
Never seen that before. Trevor Bauer gave up two runs and chucked the ball into the netting behind home plate out of anger after the play. Terry Francona then came out to get him and before he left, he launched the ball over the center field wall from the mound.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) July 28, 2019