The annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings continue today in Las Vegas after kicking things off yesterday. And with these meetings always come trade talks and rumors, but this one is especially juicy and could be a game changer if it goes down.
The fact is that the Marlins plan to move J.T. Realmuto, but to where is the question. Enter this trade rumor, the Mets, Marlins, and Yankees have reportedly been in talks on a blockbuster three-team trade that would send Realmuto from the Marlins to the Mets, Syndergaard from the Mets to the Yankees, and either Clint Fraizer or Miguel Andujar to the Marlins.
You can argue that the Yankees would be getting the most upside out of this trade in acquiring one of the best arms in the game, and you might be right. Considering the fact that if they did trade Andujar, then that would open up the door to go after Manny Machado, who could play Shortstop until Didi returns from Tommy John surgery and then move Machado to Third.
Add that to what they already have and the Yankees would be a very scary team next season.
As for Andujar, the Marlins certainly wouldn’t be getting some slouch developmental player. He had a season in which many thought he had earned the American League Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old hit .297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that executives around baseball have been given the impression that the Yankees are willing to deal Andujar. Is the willingness to trade Andujar the telltale sign that the team is going to put on a full court press to get Manny Machado?
Is it possible that we may actually see this trade go down?