MLB rumors: Yankees, Mets not willing to give up three top prospects for Juan Soto; Brewers Jake McGee Adds

The deadline for MLB 2022 trading is 11 days. We’ll see some maneuvering in the rankings and some teams may have to prepare to be either buyers or sellers in the coming days, waiting for the last possible day to decide which path to follow. Meanwhile, rumors will flare up. Let’s go to it.

Important news from CBS Sports’ RJ Anderson: The Nationals are expected to do everything they can to include Patrick Corbin (and nearly $60 million left in his deal for the next two seasons) in the Soto deal. The full story is here.

Also, John Heyman mentions that the package that might work for the Yankees will start with top prospects Anthony Volpe and Jason Dominguez while the package for the Mets will start with something like Francisco Alvarez and Brett Patty. However, Heyman reports that neither the Yankees nor the Mets would be comfortable giving up their top three prospects in the Soto trade.

Heyman lists both the New York teams as well as the Dodgers, Padres, and Rangers as appropriate. The Cardinals were rumored a lot, and the Blue Jays were also mentioned as a landing site in Soto.

Rangers not looking forward to a Perez deal

Rangers Lefty Martin Perez is having a career year at age 31. He’s 7-2 with a 2.68 ERA (147 ERA+) and is fresh in his first All-Star Game. Considering that it’s in a one-year deal worth $4 million and the Rangers are seven games out of a third place in the AL wild-card – with four teams in between – it sounds like a very attractive commercial piece.

Instead, the Rangers and Perez are looking into a long-term relationship, according to Dallas Morning News, which states that it is “unlikely” that Peres will trade before the deadline. Another note is that the two sides tend to wait until after the trade deadline to talk about the extension so that the front office is free to work on other team needs across the trade.

We’re not sure if this means Rangers would rather be buyers rather than sellers or simply sell at margins to increase next season, although we tend to think the bigger target will be next season.

interest in Benintende

Members of the royal family were forced to put All-Star player Andrew Benintendi on the banned list during their recent trip to Canada for not being vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving many to wonder if AL East teams like the Yankees and Red Sox might refuse to go after him at the deadline. .

This is not the case, According to Mark Finsand. He states that “multiple teams”, including “some teams in the Middle East” are in Benintende.

Benintendi has scored .317/.386/.401 with 14 doubles, three hits, three hurdles, 37 RBI and 37 kicks this season. His vaccination status is significant as it relates to crossing the US-Canada border (trips to Toronto to play the Blue Jays), as he is ineligible in Toronto without a vaccine.

Vests condition not to participate in Rodon

As pointed out by the MLB Trade Rumors, Giants All-Star player Carlos Rodon has made 110 runs this season. This flag triggers a no-participation condition. The left signed a two-year, $44 million deal last season with the Giants, but it included minimal roles to reach the withdrawal clause, clearly linked to Rodon’s injury history.

This is like betting on himself, and Rodon has clearly made the right decision so far. In those 110 rounds, he hit 2.95 ERA (139 ERA+), 1.14 WHIP and has 138 hits. If he can stay strong through the rest of the season, he will be able to pull out and definitely make more money on the open market. If he gets injured again, he could simply stay on his current deal and make $22.5 million next season. Kudos to Rodon.

Loyal Brewers signed left-handed Jake McGee, According to Ken Rosenthal. The Giants released McGee, 35, last week. So far this season, McGee has an ugly streak — 7.17 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, only 11 strokes in 21 1/3 innings — but his FIP of 4.14 on the surface suggests there may be something left in there. Last season, McGee saved 31 games on 36 chances with a 2.72 ERA (153 ERA+, but 3.35 FIP), 0.91 WHIP and 58 hits against nine unintentional walks in a 59 2/3 round. It’s a deep piece at this point, although brewers wouldn’t mind if it threw like last year.

Citizens sign D

The Nationals have announced that David Dahl has signed the former All-Star star on a minor league deal. Dahl, a 28-year-old defensive player, was the Rockies’ All-Star Game in 2019, but in 87 games between the Rockies and Rangers in 2020 and 2021 they totaled 0.201/.239/.299 (44 OPS+) . For those who want to read this: Dahl is an outside player that citizens can put up if Soto is traded. For those who don’t: It’s a small league signing and teams do it for organizational depth all the time.

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