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3 Yankees Who Should Remain Off-Limits in Winter Trade Talks

Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres
The New York Yankees should have a few untouchable players in trade talks. | Elsa/Getty Images

The New York Yankees always spend big on free agents. Yet the team is bolstered by building from within as well and getting top talent at a low cost. There are a few players who should be out of trade talks this offseason for the Bronx Bombers, as they've built a nice prospect pool.

3. Deivi Garcia

Deivi Garcia
Deivi Garcia is a top prospect for the Yankees. | Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

Garcia is listed as a top prospect for the Yankees and there is just no need to move him at this point. The team can spend big on Gerrit Cole to improve the starting rotation while allowing Garcia to develop. The 20-year-old reached Triple-A last year and is someone the Yankees can build around for years.

2. Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres should be in New York for years to come. | Elsa/Getty Images

Torres was famously part of the Aroldis Chapman trade and was a coup for the Yankees. He has already reached two All-Star Games in two years and has a 6.8 WAR in that span. He has the ability to be a legendary Yankee and trading him would make zero sense at his current age.

1. Giovanny Urshela

Gio Urshela, Martin Maldonado
Giovanny Urshela has gone from afterthought to a key piece in New York. | Tim Warner/Getty Images

Urshela was sent out of Cleveland and Toronto until he landed in New York. 2019 saw him play in 132 games with a career-high WAR of 3.4, his first positive-WAR season. He is under team control through 2023 and the Yankees would be wise to consider third base another cost-effective position with Urshela.