The New York Yankees have traded only twice with their Crosstown rivals in the past decade, but Brian Cashman does not seem to have any qualms about making him a third at this year's deadline.
Reporters on Friday Yankees general manager said he had been in contact with his "good friend" Omar Minaya, the veteran Mets manager and GM's current special assistant. Cashman added that the Yankees are actively trying to improve their rotation, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com
Brian Cashman said he talked to his good friend Omar Minaya with the Mets. They are actively trying to improve the rotation.
– Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 29, 2018
Beyond Luis Severino, the Yankees are currently reliant on the aging CC Sabathia, the conflicting Sonny Gray, and the rookies Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga to complete the rotation. While former All-Star Masahiro Tanaka is soon expected to be injured again, the team could accommodate yet another seasoned starter for a realistic potential World Series run.
As far as the Mets are concerned, Minaya is a key voice for them before the December 31 deadline with GM Sandy Alderson taking a health leave. Another Mets Front Office member also made some comments that recently suggested that they might be open to throwing away their best pitchers.