Yankees Acquire JA Happ In Trade With Blue Jays

Yankees Acquire JA Happ In Trade With Blue Jays

Yankees Acquire JA Happ In Trade With Blue Jays

Heyman reported Brandon Dury may be involved in the deal.

For now, the Blue Jays have made it clear that they're attempting to turn things around and still have a lot of work to do but there seems to be a plan. (All links to Twitter.) Both Feinsand and Martino list the Cubs and Brewers still being involved, with Martino adding the Rockies as a new team to the Happ rumor mill.

That being said, this is a pretty damn good deal for the Blue Jays. Some are not as thrilled with acquiring the 20th ranked prospect from the Yankees system but people should remember that the Yankees system is highly touted. More recently, Drury left Tuesday's game with a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch. In a weak starting pitching market, the Yankees got possibly the best option in Happ.

One thing working against the Blue Jays here is Stroman's value isn't particularly high. It's the fourth time it's happened during his 12-year career. His ERA has fluctuated month to month, and he has had a bad July, posting an 0-3 record with a 7.41 ERA through four starts. If you include his last two starts in June, Happ has allowed 26 runs (21 earned) over his last 31 1/3 innings (six starts), including a start vs. the Bombers in which he was hammered for six runs in 2 2/3 innings.

The Yankees play 10 more games against the Red Sox this season and hope to overtake their longtime rivals to avoid a one-and-done matchup in the wild-card game. Those two pitchers were guys Yankees fans were starting to fetishize acquiring, even if a deal with Drury wasn't enough to get it done. While the addition of Drury further complicates the Blue Jays' already-crowded infield mix, Atkins noted that the best organizations have a surplus of MLB-calibre contributors.

As a switch hitter who can field multiple positions, Solarte is a veritable Swiss Army knife for potential suitors. He hit.176 with one home run and seven RBIs in 18 games for the Yankees. However, that doesn't mean he can't be a useful piece on a playoff-bound team in a part-time capacity.

Hours after ace reliever Zach Britton donned pinstripes for the first time, the Yankees also acquired the starting pitcher they sought.

As of this moment, Roberto Osuna isn't eligible to return from his suspension until August 5th.

What have the Yankees done at the trade deadline so far?

The Blue Jays are in an incredibly hard position with Osuna and so long as he's in Toronto, his status looms a black cloud over the team. He was originally selected by Atlanta in the 13th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

There's denying that Happ wasn't going to help the Blue Jays this year, and he was always going to be a deadline chip.

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