MLB rumors: Could Yankees and Cardinals once again be trade partners?
After last season’s Harrison Bader-Jordan Montgomery swap that gave New York a late-season boost, could the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals be trade partners again in 2023?
In an interview published in The Athletic (subscription required), Katie Woo, who covers the Cardinals for the publication, suggests that, in a crowded outfield, the Cardinals may be willing to part with Brendan Donovan for the right price, and that the Yankees might be a fit.
“The Cardinals direly need pitching, and their preference is talent that is close to being big-league ready,” Woo said. “So, would the Yankees be willing to part with Randy Vásquez, Clayton Beeter or Missouri native Will Warren?”
Chris Kirschner, who serves as the Yankees beat writer for The Athletic, countered with what he considered could possibly be a trade chip that New York would be willing to move for Donovan.
“I’m thinking the cost would likely start at something like starting pitcher Clarke Schmidt, who’s emerged over the past two months as one of the team’s best pitchers, and top outfield prospect Everson Pereira, who’s currently in Triple-A,” Kirschner said. “If that’s not enough, the Yankees could also throw in Beeter, who was acquired for Joey Gallo last season, or either Vásquez or Brito.”