New York Yankees: 3 starters team could trade for

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Pitcher Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets stands off the mound as Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies circles second base on his three-run home run in the first inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Pitcher Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets stands off the mound as Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies circles second base on his three-run home run in the first inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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New York Yankees: 3 starters team could trade for

Robbie Ray

There have been rumors that the New York Yankees would trade for Robbie Ray for the past few seasons.

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As Ray approaches free agency after this season, this could finally be the year the Yankees make the deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks and acquire Ray.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are going to be unwilling to trade Ray until they are out of playoff contention. They traded for Gold Glove center fielder Starling Marte and signed Madison Bumgarner long-term. They are looking to compete this year, but it may not be that easy.

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The Dodgers have the division locked up basically. Since the National League Wild Card is a beyond competitive race, it is going to be a challenge for the Diamondbacks to make it back to the postseason.

Towards the end of July, if Arizona feels that they are not going to make the playoffs, they should trade Ray, since he will most likely walk for a massive deal after the 2020 season.

The 28-year-old is coming off of a shaky season but still struck out 235 batters over 174.1 innings.

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Ray might cost a lot, but he would be an effective starter for the Yankees. He would add a lot of depth to their rotation and give them a better shot at making it back to the World Series for the first time since 2009.