MLB rumors: Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres

Let's take a look at some of the latest MLB rumors, news and notes surrounding the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

On the final Monday of November, there are plenty of MLB rumors floating around out there. Let's examine some of the latest involving the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.

Atlanta Braves rumors: Jumping in the trade war for Dylan Cease?

With the Braves missing out on free agent pitchers Aaron Nola and Sonny Gray already this offseason, MLB insider Bob Nightengale is reporting that Atlanta has now joined in the fray to try to swing a trade for Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease. Nightengale reports that the Dodgers along with other teams are also trying to strike a deal with the White Sox to land the 27-year-old right-hander.

Cease is one of the best trade options out there for teams looking to acquire a starting pitcher, so expect a bidding war to break out between plenty of teams who are still looking to boost their rotation.

San Diego Padres rumors: New York Yankees "have a very good chance" of landing Juan Soto?

The trade winds around San Diego's Juan Soto just keep swirling, but one of the teams that is seemingly always connected with the Padres slugger is the Yankees.

According to Hector Gomez, "A person very close to Juan Soto just told me that although the #Yankees have a very good chance of getting him, he believes that Soto has a better chance of staying with the #Padres in the 2024 season than of being traded."

Gomez also mentioned the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants as teams being "involved in talks" with San Diego as well.

The social media post is interesting as it not only identifies the Yankees as the potential front-runner to land Soto in a trade with the Padres, but also adds that Soto could well be with San Diego when the Padres' season opens on March 20 in Seoul, Korea against the Dodgers.

Could it be a Yankees-or-nothing deal when it comes to Soto?