After trading Aroldis Chapman, Yankees need to go all-out on deadline sale

The price that the Yankees have reportedly extracted from the Cubs in return for Aroldis Chapman should encourage New Yorkto be even more aggre sive with its first trade deadline sale this century.Two months of Chapman brought back quite a haul to New York, headlined by Gleyber Torres, a 19-year-old shortstop from Venezuela who has posted a .791 OPS with nine homers and 19 steals in 94 games in the high-A Carolina League this year, validating his status as MLB.com’s top prospect in a strong Cubs farm system.MORE: Ranking every MLB manager, 1-30 | MLB trade rumorsThen there’s Billy McKinney, a 21-year-old outfielder who has taken a step back in Double-A this year but remains a high-ceiling former first-round pick. Hewas slotted as Chicago’s No. 5 prospect an arguable ranking with Eloy Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario behind him, but speakshighly of his status nonethele s. In Adam Warren, the Yankees got back a versatile major league arm they had traded to the Cubs last winter for Starlin Castro, with hopes that in his two-plus years of remaining team control, he can return to being the valuable pitcher he had been in New York. Plus, the Yankees added Single-A outfielder Rashad Crawford, a 22-year-old speedster in high-A who mostly looks like organizational depth but at least has one significant tool to hang his hat on.Again, all of that is for two months of Chapman Kent Tekulve Jersey , who becomes a free agent after the season, and thanks to the fact that he has been traded, will not be eligible for a qualifying offer that would give compensation to the Cubs if he walks.The obvious question that the Yankees have to ask themselves is, if this is what you can get in return for Chapman, what price might be available for Andrew Miller, who is signed through 2018 at a team-friendly $9 million a year? While it might be nice to think about keeping Miller and trying to win with him in 2017 and 2018, the chance to bring in much-needed young talent something the Yankees rarely have a chance to do is too important to pa s up, especially in these market conditions.Teams looking for relief help, which would be pretty much every National League contender, no longer have Chapman as an option, and know that they are now battling a Cubs team that does have the master of the triple-digit fastball. Meanwhile, the Yankees can build their bullpen going forward with Dellin Betances and the knowledge that Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon all are up for free agency this winter.MORE: Five players who really need to step it upThe Yankees also have rentals available in Carlos Beltran, who has been their best player this Francisco Cervelli Jersey season, the rejuvenated CC Sabathia, who has a $5 million buyout after the season, and Ivan Nova, who has boosted his value by going 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in four July starts, striking out 24 batters in 23.2 innings while holding opponents to a .221/.280/.419 line. Neither should be in pinstripes after August 1, while Mark Teixeira would figure to be tougher to deal, given both his no-trade rights and dismal performance.More important than jettisoning rentals, though, is setting up the Yankees for the future. While the $84 million left on Jacoby Ellsbury’s contract after this year probably makes him untradeable, Brett Gardner has two years and $24 million left. Turning 33 next month, Gardner has le s value to a New York team looking to put itself back on top than he does to a team already approaching the top of the mountain. The same goes for Chase Headley and Brian McCann, also in their age-32 seasons, and the Yankees should be willing to use their financial might to eat salary and get better returns on both.New York also must make decisions on Nathan https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/john-jaso-jersey Eovaldi and Michael Pineda, both young enough to be part of the future, but also both eligible for free agency after next season. What might they be able to bring back in a trade? In what has taken shape as very much a seller’s market, the Yankees owe it to themselves to find out. Nobody is saying that New York needs a multiyear rebuild, not when the Yankees have the resources they do, but enduring a rough final two months of 2016 to get better in 2017 and beyond is well worth it.Chapman came to New York to be the Yankees’ closer. For their summer clearance, he should be just the start.

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