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Corey Kluber is the ace the Yankees need

Corey Kluber is the difference maker and impact arm the Yankees need atop their rotation.  In 2017 and 2018, Yankee fans wished ace-like status on Luis Severino, but his inconsistencies have left him just short of owning the name.  Kluber, 32, has been the definition of consistent for the Cleveland Indians, winning 18+ games four out of the last five years and winning 20 games in 2018 for the first time in his career. Kluber has posted an ERA below 3.50 every season since 2014, and has struck out at least 220 hitters in the same span. Kluber keeps getting better, and is not showing any signs of regression. Kluber is an ace, the ace the Yankees need.

Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays



The Toronto Blue Jays have executed an armageddon like move of biblical proportions. They have drawn a line in the sand with the acquisition of one Latroy Hawkins. Without fail, every time I have seen him pitch, it was to give up a lead or crush any hope of rallying back. Thus why I gave him the nickname Latrine Hawkins. This is one heck of a reclamation project for the Jays!


But seriously folks, Tulowitzki just landed in the AL East. While the Yankees win series after series and pad their lead in the East en route to the playoffs, the Blue Jays' midnight power move at least guarantees that they will go down fighting. The Rockies in return will get Jose Reyes, 20 year old Miguel Castro and two other prostpects.

 

Though this was a phenomenal move by the Blue Jays, it hardly strikes fear. The future does indeed look brighter for them but unless they can find some pitching before the deadline it will be another playoff-less year. The Rockies on the other hand are rumored to be trying to swing Reyes in another trade. Looks like Colorado's general manager has been watching too many house flipping programs on the home channel. With his heavy salary and diminished play, I'm not sure any one would touch Reyes with a nuclear suit on. There is no doubt who won this trade.

 

Should the Yankees feel compelled to make a trade now that Toronto made such an improvement?

 

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