The New York Yankees got into a rather complicated mess that could affect the team's clubhouse, after they sent young Clint Frazier to Triple A to make room for Edwin Encarnacion on the Major League roster. However, that did not please Frazier at all since he reported until Wednesday at the minor league office.
However, it seems that the Yankees are not leaving it easy for Frazier to be a starter in any other place, since according to information from Andy Martino of SNY, the Yankees would not be willing to change the player for Madison Bumgarner, being that both teams would already have discussed the change, and those in New York took Frazier out of the package they could send to San Francisco.
Also Martino reports that they will not change Frazier for the pitcher of his Mets neighbors, Zack Wheeler, also taking him out of the equation and the package they would send to Queens.
The reason the Yankees do not want to change Frazier for these pitchers is that Brian Cashman believes that the player is an above average player with a lot of room for improvement, who also has 5 years of control in his contract, so for the Bombers would prefer someone like Frazier's future, than immediate success with pitchers like Bumgarner, who is in his last year of contract and will become a free agent at the end of the season.
However, it is well known that the Yankees need starter pitching and solid postseason, something that a pitcher like Mad Bum would grant him with a lot of money.