3 Starting Pitchers the Yankees Need to Acquire at the MLB Trade Deadline

David Kaestle
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The New York Yankees are in need of another starting pitcher, and by all indications, they are actively searching for one to acquire ahead of the July 31 MLB trade deadline.

Luckily, this year's trade market seems to be more inundated with pitching rather than hitting, so the Yankees should have plenty to choose from. Let's take a look at the three guys they should be targeting going into the trade deadline.

3. Mike Minor, Texas Rangers

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Both Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers have been a pleasant surprise this year. Minor sits at 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 135 innings pitched. Among one start against the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians this season, Minor owns a 0.00, 2.25 and 1.13 ERA, respectively. Minor might not be at the top of the Yankees' list, especially with plenty of left-handed pitchers already, but he could prove a solid consolation prize.

2. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets

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There have been numerous reports over the last week that the New York Mets are actively shopping the former ace of their pitching staff. Noah Syndergaard is in the midst of the worst year of his career by a number of measures (7-5, 4.33 ERA), but that hasn't seemed to dissuade teams like the Yankees from remaining interested. He still has the talent to make an impact on a contender and is only 26 years old. The Mets might be reluctant to trade him to their cross-town big brother, but if that's the best offer on the table, it might be hard for them to refuse as they prepare for yet another rebuild in Flushing.

1. Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays

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Marcus Stroman is a New York kid that grew up a Yankees' fan, so naturally, there has been a connection between the two for most of the season as a possible trade destination. Stroman is 6-11 on the season, but holds a 2.96 ERA, which seems to imply his record is being tarnished by the terrible team he pitches for. Stroman has also said he would welcome the pressure and challenges of pitching at Yankee Stadium, so at 28 years old and sitting on a team that isn't going to be contending any time soon, Stroman might end up being the Yankees' top target based on price and fit.


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