Todd Frazier Now A New York Yankee

Jason Miller  Getty Images

Clarkin ranked as the Yankees 19th best prospect according to MLB.com. It's also somewhat of a reunion for Frazier, who is from Toms River, New Jersey.

Last Tuesday, with rumors of the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and the Yankees wanting to trade prospects for Jose Quintana, it was the Cubs who stepped in and offered the best package for the White Sox. If everybody stays healthy, the Yankees will have a formidable bullpen with Robertson, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman.

It turns out the Yankees are buyers, as they acquired Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox.

The potential acquisition of Frazier comes amid rumors that NY was interested in Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso. Robertson is making $12 million this year and is set to make $13 million next year before he hits free agency.

"And Todd Frazier - that guy hits a lot of home runs". This year he has learned control. Meanwhile, Kahnle is enjoying a breakout year with a strikeout rate near the top of the leaderboards at 15.0 per nine innings.

This year Kahnle's WHIP is 0.972.

Kahnle is now 4th among qualified relievers by K/9 (15.00), 15th by BB/9 (1.32) and tied for 3rd by FIP (1.46).

They could go down the route some thought might be an option when J.D. Martinez was available - get the big bat, plop him in at designated hitter and let Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez figure out the first base playing time. But now he's back at just the right time - when he's learned how to harness all that power, and joining a team that is trending up, not down.

The Yankees needed to address their bullpen struggles and corner infield issues in a trade.

Kahnle is enjoying his best season of his four in the Major League Baseball, posting a 2.50 ERA with 60 strikeouts compared to just seven walks in his second season with the White Sox.

Traded to the White Sox in December of 2015, Frazier has yet to find his groove in the American League.

You get the point.

The Red Sox were rumoured to be interested in Frazier and Robertson, with FanRag's Jon Heyman reporting that they sent a scout to evaluate both players. He is batting.282 with a.342 on-base percentage, a.391 slugging percentage, two home runs and 30 RBIs in 71 games for low Class A Charleston. Most trades hurt a little, and he's the reason this trade hurts a little.

Robertson and Kahnle are excellent additions as well.

Aside from Rutherford, it's easy to love the rest of the deal. They were supposed to be in the middle of a youth movement, and a few years away from competing. They didn't give up Clint Frazier or Gleyber Torres or anyone of that ilk to do this deal.

As of 11:01 p.m. EST, Joel Sherman has reported that a fourth player, a prospect, will be involved in the deal. It's okay for good players to be on other teams sometimes.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

BBC top earners expected to show gender gap
Whilst I understand the need to be transparent with licence payers money, I don't think this is going to help the BBC . Lawyers have warned that the BBC could be open to discrimination lawsuits brought by its female employees.

Twitter reacts to the arrest of Jaguars DE Dante Fowler
Jacksonville had used the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to draft Fowler out of the University of Florida. This arrest comes exactly one week before Fowler, and his teammates, are scheduled to report for training camp.

Discovery, Scripps Networks discuss merger
Reuters reported that this is at least the third time that Discovery has held talks to buy Scripps. Scripps has been considered a buyout target in the past by Viacom to add to its massive network.

Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from West Bank, East Jerusalem
The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound is seen in Jerusalem's Old City Saturday, July 15, 2017. Tensions in Jerusalem are at their worst in years.

Half Approve of Trump in Counties That Fueled His Win
Only 26 % said holding the meeting appropriate, while 63% said it was inappropriate, according to the new poll . However, almost half (48 percent) of all Republicans polled said the meeting was in fact appropriate.

U.S. calls for a 'much better deal' in NAFTA overhaul plan
It said the aim is to improve market access for United States manufacturing, agriculture and services in the three-nation deal. As it stands, there's nothing in the outline "where you could say, this is how we get rid of the trade deficit", Levy said.

Trump Administration: Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal
Trump intend to emphasize that Iran "remains one of the most unsafe threats" in the region, a senior official said. White House officials emphasized that the administration's stance toward the nuclear deal remains under review.

Department of Homeland Security authorizes 15000 additional H-2B visas
Last year, the federal government allowed 13,382 additional visas beyond the statutory cap to meet seasonal demand. The cap has already been reached this year.

Presidential poll begins, Modi among first to vote
Both Kovind and Kumar are from the Dalit community and have canvassed hard by visiting states to seek support of legislators. While NDA has backed Ramnath Kovind for the top post, UPA has fielded former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as the opponent.

PM calls for 'GST spirit' to prevail in monsoon session
On Kashmir, the Opposition feels the government has mishandled both the internal situation and the engagement with Pakistan. He also called upon all political parties to ensure that everyone votes and no vote is wasted.

Trump set terms to give Russian Federation its diplomatic properties back
Russian Federation has threatened to respond in kind but has also said it appreciates the 'difficult internal political situation.

Australian Shot And Killed By Police In Minneapolis
The Star Tribune quoting sources said that two officers in one squad vehicle , responding to the 911 call, pulled into the alley. On July 8, a Minneapolis cop was recorded on a surveillance camera shooting two dogs while responding to a burglary call.

North Korea sends 'slaves' to Russian Federation to make money for regime
President Donald Trump and said it is "strictly and earnestly" complying with United Nations sanctions. China defended Thursday its purchase of iron ore from North Korea following criticism by U.S.

NASA release new Pluto flyby video from New Horizons mission
Pluto's haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the Ralph instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft . The video ends in the far east of the encounter hemisphere, an area called Tartarus Dorsa .

Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor, dies aged 89
It was, he reminded one journalist, the first time this "Jewish kid from Brooklyn" took a role that called for him to play Jewish. Of thousands of applicants, only he and Steve McQueen were accepted in that class at the prestigious Actors Studio in Manhattan.

Other news