Summer officially starts on Thursday. But trade season is well underway in MLB, with the non-waiver deadline approaching next month.
It’s no secret Yankees GM Brian Cashman is looking for a starter. Jordan Montgomery is out for the year because of Tommy John surgery and Masahiro Tanaka is on the DL with a pair of strained hamstrings.
I think Snell would be the best fit for the Yankees and an ideal No. 2 starter behind Severino. The Yankees would control Snell through 2022 and in time he should develop into a Cy Young Award candidate. He’s considered the fourth-best left-handed starting pitcher in the league behind Chris Sale and David Price of the archrival Sox and James Paxton of the Mariners. Snell, 25, is 8-4 with a 2.58 ERA and 97 punchouts in only 87.1 innings.
In return, the Yankees would have to overpay with top pitching prospects Sheffield and Swanson, who would go right into the Rays’ starting rotation, and Frazier, who would immediately become their starting left fielder with the talent to produce 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases and above-average defense. High price to pay, but it would be worth it if it pushes the Yankees to another title.
In an Instagram video posted Monday, Owens showed off his speed with two different stopwatch operators clocking him covering 40 yards in 4.43 and 4.44 seconds.
This comes roughly a month after he posted video of himself working out and showing off his chiseled physique in Los Angeles, while calling on current NFL stars Odell Beckham and Dez Bryant to join him.
Then just a few days after that tweet, he announced a comeback — in virtual form — as the cover subject for the video game Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame edition.
We’ve come to expect this kind of grandstanding from someone who’s already announced that he won’t be present at his own Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August.
Still, with his latest video submission, no one can say he’s lost his ability to hustle.