Is Dylan Cease on New York Yankees’ Target List, as the Pitching Market Narrows Amidst Latest Deals?

Published 12/30/2023, 2:00 PM EST

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As the MLB Hot Stove sees pitchers being picked off the table one after another, the New York Yankees are left with few options in hand to go after. The team has a dire need to lock down another ace in their rotation for the long term. While there have been many speculations about it, nothing concrete has emerged yet. However, recent news indicates they might be in the process of making a trade for one. Take a wild guess of who that might be!

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The Pinstripes were deemed a perfect fit for Dylan Cease, even though the player won’t reach free agency until 2025. From the looks of it, it seems like the future isn’t very far away from happening!

The New York Yankees making a trade for Dylan Cease makes sense for several reasons

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FanNation reports that the New York Yankees could make a massive trade move toward the White Sox pitcher. ESPN previously reported that Dylan Cease comes with a high asking price. The White Sox were clever with their patience, waiting for bigger names like Yoshinobu Yamamoto to be picked off the market so that they could clinch a high-value trade partner who needs a pitching talent like Cease. The Yankees turned out to have the exact fate that the White Sox were waiting for.

Although the Pinstripes might need to trade top prospects from their farm system, Cease’s potential might make it worth it. The team currently has Augustin Ramirez, Everson Pereira, and Chase Hampton playing for them. They can be a perfect fit for the White Sox trade to go through.

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Dylan Cease is just 28 years old. He’s in his prime and has a long career ahead of him. The New York Yankees are famous for going after players they could use for a few years, at least. That is the reason why Cease has been called a perfect fit for the Pinstripes on several occasions.

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Steve Adams and Anthony Franco of MLB Trader Rumors have predicted Cease will fetch an $8.8 million contract through arbitration for the next year. Cease struck out 214 this year, with an average ERA of 4.58. However, his previous season’s record of 2.20 ERA across 227 strikeouts indicates that he has a promising future ahead. He just needs to take better care of his form.

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The team needs to take every possible measure if they plan on clinching a World Series berth next year. Considering that, the trade might finally happen for the pitcher, who comes for quite a reasonable projected price. Only time will tell if the New York Yankees will be able to make that happen or not!

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Shrabana Sengupta

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"Those who gaze outward dream, but those who turn inward awaken." A pro-writer for MLB EssentiallySports, I’ve been a fan of the New York Yankees since my school days. In my adolescent years, I was introduced to the iconic franchise through one of my beloved Friends characters, Joey.
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Arunima Bhanot

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