New York Yankees trade Gleyber Torres
Shortstop Anthony Volpe had an impressive rookie season that ended with him falling short in the American League Rookie of the Year Award to Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles. Volpe proved that he was ready to handle the position full-time in the Bronx.
Oswald Peraza is the future at second base as Volpe’s partner up the middle and is on the cusp of breaking into the majors full-time. His rise makes Gleyber Torres tradable and now is the time for Cashman to sell high on him.
A two-time All-Star, he had 25 home runs and 68 RBI for the Yankees and a deal for him could get them a pitcher that is needed. He is expected to cash in on a big payday and it doesn’t make sense for Cashman to give him the money when there are younger options at manager Aaron Boone’s disposal. Moving Torres makes sense this season to fill a need to get New York to contend in a loaded AL East next season.
Friday, the Yankees made a minor move by trading outfielder Jake Bauers to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league outfielders Jace Avina and Brian Sánchez. That is only the beginning on what can come this winter in the Bronx.
You can bet that the Yankees are going to be tied to a lot of players in rumors, but signing Rodriguez and Bellinger fills needs and won’t be overly expensive while trading Torres opens up salary space. It’s going to be a very interesting offseason in the Bronx and it feels like Cashman needs to act like his job is on the line.