Yesterday, the Rays, Diamondbacks, and Yankees made a three team trade.
Dbacks get: OF Steven Souza, P Tyler Widener
Yankees get: 2B/3B Brandon Drury
Rays get: P Anthony Banda, 2B Nick Solak
Diamondbacks: After failing to resign JD Martinez, the Diamondbacks needed to replacement in a hurry. Souza is a tremendous plan B for Arizona. He hit .239 with 30 Hr and 78 RBI. He has one of the best eyes in all of baseball, and knows the strike zone very well. He plays the game with a lot of passion, and is a good guy in the clubhouse. He should have a Great year hitting in Chase Field.
Yankees: The Yankees are premier contenders to win it all this year, but still had some holes in the infield. They have young guys such as Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar almost ready for the big leagues, but can’t count on them to contribute right away. Drury is a solid utility infielder, and can be flexible depending on how the Yankees young infielders develop. He hit .267 with 13 HR and 63. He adds another piece to an already stacked lineup.
Rays: Banda was the Dbacks #2 prospect. He appeared in 8 games, starting four and posted a 2-3 record with a 5.96 ERA. Solak was the Yankees #8 prospect. He has a solid bat, hitting .301 in A+. However, his fielding is currently below average. Both Banda and Solak are middle tier prospects, and most likely will turn into role players. Interesting trade, but not one I like for the Rays. There are a lot of tensions with the Players and front office right now, and another questionable move was not needed.
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What is your favorite MLB team? My favorite team is the Yankees mostly because that is the first team I ever watched play on TV. I admired Derek Jeter very much on the way he kept himself on and off the field. Then I looked into the organization and began to love them. How about you guys? • •