While almost all eyes were watching the Quintana deal unfold yesterday, the Yankees and Brewers made a very low-key yet beneficial trade. New York sent left-handed reliever Tyler Webb to Milwaukee for Triple-A first baseman Garrett Cooper.
While it’s not an immediate fix, the Yankees have been struggling with finding the right first baseman for a while. With Greg Bird set back yet again and Chris Carter not panning out to his initial expectation, the 27-year old is the Yankees’ emergency fund.
Webb is currently hurling a 3.24 ERA over 33.1 innings in Triple-A Wilkes-Barre. He’s allowed 12 runs, struck out 47 and showcases three pitches.
The move will pan out positively for both teams in the long run. It was a low risk, decent reward between two clubs that clearly have a need to satisfy.
Here’s what else us going down in the American League East:
- Orioles relievers drawing interest if they become sellers.
- How has Marcus Stroman performed in the first half of the season?
- Here’s what Colby Rasmus’s departure means for the Rays outfield.
- The Red Sox are scouting Pat Neshek.
- Miguel Castro looks like a total steal for the Orioles.
- Has Kevin Pillar lived up to his hype in the first few months of 2017?
- Which Rays hitters are regression candidates?
- Wonder who the Red Sox would deal if a pretty substation trade went down at the deadline? These are the top Red Sox prospects most likely to be traded.
- The Yankees continue to thrive in the international market.
- The Orioles’ most logical trade partner poses big problems.
- Josh Donaldson has had a lot of trade buzz around him recently. Do his accomplishments this first half make him the perfect chip or worth holding onto?
- Who the Rays could target as a left handed reliever?
- These Red Sox players are the most vital guys on the roster for Boston’s second half.
- Aaron Judge is the post-sabermetric face of baseball and we are so here for it.