The New York Yankees know well that they are starting pitching for the second round of the regular season and with the mind in October and postseason the month of July will be key for the Bronx team.
Currently, Clint Frazier has been mentioned as the main piece to be traded by the Yankees for a starting pitcher, but they will also have their restrictions and will not let him go for any pitcher.
Well it has been announced that the team does not want an "income" pitcher, in short a starter who is only under contract this season as Madison Bumgarner or Zach Wheeler.
So, what options do the Yankees have left?
The list includes at least 5 starting pitchers that meet all the requirements of the Yankees and each one is a star.
The first is Max Scherzer, the right AS of the Washington Nationals is under contract for the next two years and there is definitely no better option in the entire MLB with his three Cy Young awards.
Only there are two problems, the Nationals have to throw in the towel this season where they are in third place in the Eastern Division and the other is the 37 million that will be paid this year, 35 million in 2020 and 34 million in 2021 .
The second option is a trade with the Indians by one of their star pitchers, Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber.
Both pitchers are under contract this past season and either of them could take the # 1 spot in the Yankees' rotation.
The last options and perhaps the least interesting ones for Yankees are the right Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays and Matt Boyd of the Detroit Tigers who is having a great campaign and is under contract for at least 3 more years.
Those are just a few options for the Yankees, but they seem the most likely to happen before the trade deadline on the last day of July.