Jon Heyman tweets that the Yankees are a “main player” for J.A. Happ. He’s at/near the top of their list.
The Yankees have had injuries to starters Jordan Montgomery and Masahiro Tanaka and Sonny Gray hasn’t been good. I can imagine they will be looking for a starter.
If he’s trade to the Yankees the Blue Jays better get a great return. Clint Frasier? Yeah I’d like to get him. I don’t know if the Yankees would want to give him up. Estevan Florial? He’s a little further away but looks like a very good prospect. Pitchers like Justus Sheffield would look good in Blue Jays colors too.
I don’t think there is anything that would make me sadder than seeing Happ with the Yankees. I’d think they would have to outbid other teams by a fair bit to get Happ.
We are likely to have a full month of these rumors.
Here is the Tweet: