The New York Yankees
Judge’s MVP caliber season has led a top five offense, but injuries and Masahiro Tanaka’s struggles leave the Yankees a true ace away from being legitimate World Series contenders.
Given the Yankee’s current roster makeup, it would make more sense for them to peruse a pitcher with some team control I.E. Sonny Gray. But the reported high asking price could help Darvish land in the Yankees lap.
Much like every other proposed deal on this list, the Rangers will be seeking young starting pitching, and the Yankees may have the most to offer.
Pipelines number 23 prospect Chance Adams has a 1.92 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A this year and is by all accounts Major League ready right now. His front of the rotation potential could make losing Yu Darvish an easier pill to swallow.
Justus Sheffield could also be a potential target for the Rangers. The 21-year old is Pipelines 7th best left handed pitching prospect. He features a mid-90’s fastball with some sink.
Potential return – RHP Chance Adams, LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Domingo German