NEW YORK – The Yankees are on the hunt for yet another ace to team up with Luis Severino, and the rumors are heating up that GM's Brian Cashman is running at Mets Righty Jacob deGrom.
Rumor has it that the Yankees may have given up their two rookie stars to get the leader of the National League ERA, third baseman Miguel Andujar and second baseman Gleyber Torres.
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For Jon Heyman of FanRag, a Yankees official doubts that the Mets would ever swap deGrom for their rival while adding Andujar and / or Torres will not be included in any deal.
If Torres and Andujar are untouchable, the Yankees would have to try to make a deal for their livestock farming system, but it is believed that the Mets Major League are ready to seek young talents.
Possible names to conduct trade talks include high A Tampa midfielder Estevan Florial and triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre Eft-Hander Justus Sheffield, the two best prospects of the Yankees
deGrom, 29, has a great one Season, because he is 4-2 with an ERA of 1.55 in 14 starts with 113 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings] The Mets can act DeGrom to get younger because it has become clear that they will not fight this season become. On Thursday, the Mets' 28-36 record took fourth place in the National League East and 9 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in first place as well as 8 1/2 games from the second NL Wild Card spot.  The Yankees have a Major League Best 43-29 record in a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, which begins Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
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