It's no secret that the New York Yankees are in the market for starting pitching. A rotation that has seen ace Luis Severino yet to make a start, JA Happ and CC Sabathia significantly underperform, and Jordan Montgomery continue to suffer rehab setbacks is in dire need of some new blood.
And when you think of pieces the Yankees can give in return, the first to come to mind is outfielder Clint Frazier. Frazier, who has been bounced between Scranton and the Bronx since he was acquired in 2016, finally got his chance when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton got hurt this season. Despite putting up huge numbers, he got the boot back to Triple-A once Stanton's health was deemed adequate.
But, if you know anything about Brian Cashman, you would know that Frazier is off the table when it comes to a rental.
Cashman isn't one to give away a top prospect who's close to the majors with years of control for two or three months of a player, regardless of how good they are. Even going back to 2017, when he acquired Todd Frazier and David Robertson from the White Sox, Chicago's return was comprised of low-level prospects.
Perhaps someone like Marcus Stroman or Matthew Boyd, who still have years of control left, would put Frazier in play. But someone like Zack Wheeler, who is due to be a free agent at the end of the season?