The exchange market is about to warm up and one of the teams that will be most active are the New York Yankees, because they need starting pitching and have a great piece of change available at this time in Clint Frazier.
The name of outfielder Frazier has been part of the rumors since the Yankees decided to send the player to the Minor Leagues when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton returned to the team from the disabled list.
But who would they change Frazier for?
According to several reports, the Yankees did not want to change Frazier for Madison Bumgarner, as they would not trade the outfielder for an "income."
What do you mean?
Basically, they do not want a pitcher that is only under control for this year, but they can have this year and at least one more year.
Some of the pitchers in that situation are Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber, Marcus Stroman, Max Scherzer, among others.
According to James Rapien of the 92.3 radio station in Cleveland, Trevor Bauer will be changed by the Indians, yes and yes, and it is only when he will be changed.
"I do not think it's a question of whether Trevor Bauer gets traded, it's when."
Sell and buy. The value for Bauer and Hand is not going to get higher than it is right now, so they should seriously weigh offers for both; my guess is they trade Bauer, not Hand, and get back at least one major-league ready youngster who can help them now.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 4, 2019
That's where Clint Frazier comes in, as the outfielder proved in his time in the big team this year that his bat is ready for MLB by hitting .283 with 11 homers and 34 produced in just 191 official plate appearances.
That would make a change from Trevor Bauer for Clint Frazier seems to be perfect for both teams and something that also has to be taken into account is that Indians know the gardener very well, as they selected him # 5 in the 2013 draft.
They changed it for Andrew Miller in 2016, a change that helped them reach the World Series that year.
In order to make a change for Trevor Bauer a reality for the Yankees it will mean sending some other prospects in the change as Jonathan Loaisiga, but most of all they will have to send pitchers with potential.
Both teams have only three weeks to make any changes, as well as for all MLB teams and the thing is about to go out of control.