Where Yankees could pivot in hellish pitching market


Frustration. The Yankees were feeling it, anyway. Then Marcus Stroman came off the board Sunday and for far less than the Yanks perceived the Blue Jays were requesting from them.

Toronto wanted Deivi Garcia to front a deal and the Yanks were dubious about sending their best high-level pitching prospect in a multi-player deal for Stroman, who they liked more as a quality innings-filler than a high-end option.

There are real questions around the game — not just in The Bronx — about Toronto’s return from the Mets. The general perception is that Anthony Kay tops out as a back-end starter.

There was strong feedback about Simeon Woods Richardson, but a few teams expressed concerns about arm injuries from his amateur days that the Blue Jays do not have.

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