The New York Yankees’ perceived need to bring reinforcements to the Bronx pitching staff has flooded the the MLB with rumors.
The countdown to the start of the Major League preseason has begun,, and New York is still looking for arms to take care of the relief departmentafter seeing Wandy Peralta leave in free agency and losing Josh Hader’s signature.
So in recent days,, some analysts,, like Mark Feinsand of MLB.com,, have speculated about the possibility that the Yankees have Devin Williams as one of their targets.
It is very reasonable to want to add the right-hander to the Milwaukee Brewers, who has left this season on his contract ($7million) before the club’s option for 2025 for $10.5million.
Williams, 28, is a two-time All-Star and two-time Reliever of the Year winner in five major league seasons. He is coming off a 1.53 ERA in 61 appearances in 2023, with an 8-3 record, 36 saves,, and 87 strikeouts in 58.2 innings.
The Yankees just passed up a chance to add Corbin Burnes to their starting rotation because he refused to trade Spencer Jones, their second-best prospect. But if they want Williams, they have to make sacrifices.
Withnes and Jasson Domínguez removed removed from the stage, an untouchable for the New York organization, it is reasonable to think that Milwaukee asked for Williams a package of prospects led by the right-hander Will Warren, one of the 10 most promising organizations in the Bronx.
Joel Reuter, part of the staff of Bleacher Report, suggested that,, along with Warren,, the Yankees will offer two more prospects in the top 30: third baseman Tyler Hardman and right-handed pitcher Justin Lange. It is not ruled out that Gleyber Torres is included in the offer, especially since the Brewers also have Willy Adames on the market.