Here’s an idea for Brian Cashman: Go get Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd.
While that’s likely something the Yankees general manager has thought of himself, blockbuster moves are easier said than done. Actually coming up with the right package, executing the offer and receiving a “yes” on the other end of the phone (or text, email or however executives communicate) is the hard part.
Well, MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince is here to help. The columnist and insider put together a list of five trade ideas so crazy that they just might work.
Here’s how Boyd-to-New York looked.
New York gets: LHP Matthew Boyd
Detroit gets: OF Estevan Florial, C Anthony Seigler and OF Antonio Cabello
Though the Yankees’ rotation already leans left with J.A. Happ, James Paxton and CC Sabathia, the bottom line is that New York is certainly in need of a rotation boost, and the more controllable that option is, the better. Boyd is in the midst of a breakout year and is under team control through 2022.