MLB Rumors: Yankees Have Eyes On Prized Pitching Trade Candidates

They might have to get in line, but the New York Yankees are joining the list of serious suitors for the pitchers most likely to be dealt at this year's trade deadline, Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds, and Frankie Montas of the Oakland A's.

Peter Gammons wrote in The Athletic that "Brian Cashman is going to make a run at Luis Castillo and Frankie Montas," and that the Yankees have "talked with" Cincinnati. In fact, Reds scouts, among others, have been keeping a close eye on New York's Double-A pitching prospect Will Warren, says Gammons.

Yes, the Yankees' starting rotation has been one of the best in baseball thus far, but can it be counted on to continue as it has been? Nestor Cortes was hit hard in two of his last three starts, and don't forget that Luis Severino has only pitched 18 innings in the previous three seasons combined. 

As Gammons notes, however, the Yanks will have plenty of competition for the likes of Castillo and Montas, in particular the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox, to name just a few. 

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