The MLB season is flying by and before we know it, the All-Star game will be here and the trade deadline will arrive. This is the time in the season where the front offices are looking at what they might need to make a deeper run in the season or if they want to make a run whatsoever. Let’s take a look at what each team in the American League East may need or should do in the coming months.
Baltimore Orioles: Continue the Rebuild
The Orioles have a talented farm system that will need another 2-3 years to develop into something special. Right now on their big league roster, they have guys in Trey Mancini, Freddy Galvis, and John Means who could be used as trade chips. Mancini could be tough to part with after his battle with colon cancer but he is a huge power bat and a skilled defender that numerous teams would be interested in. Means is having a breakout season on the mound and at 28-years-old he may not pitch like this again. Baltimore could cash these guys in for top prospects in MLB.
Boston Red Sox: First Baseman and Starting Pitcher
The Red Sox traded for Steve Pearce in the 2018 MLB season and he ended up being the World Series MVP. They may need to go in a similar direction this season as Bobby Dalbec continues to swing and miss far too often. While he shows flashes of power and big-time hitting, he isn’t nearly consistent enough to rely on during the postseason. Jesus Aguilar could be an intriguing name for the Sox to monitor from Miami. Chris Sale looks like he’ll make his return soon but the Sox will need more in the rotation to get them through the year. My favorite guys who could be traded are JT Brubaker from Pittsburgh and German Marquez from Colorado.
New York Yankees: Left Fielder
The Yankees have a huge issue in left field with Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, and Miguel Andujar simply not getting the job done. They’ll most definitely look to fill that spot with a veteran guy or someone they can grab without unloading the farm for which means Ketel Marte and Starling Marte are probably out of the question. Maybe if the Yankees move on from Clint Frazier and a prospect for one of those guys could then be in play which would be a huge boost. I wouldn’t count out options like Adam Duvall or Kyle Shwarber.
Toronto Blue Jays: Starting Pitching
The Blue Jays have a potent offense and they’ve barely even seen Geroge Springer who will add another power bat at the top of an already scary lineup. However, pitching remains a huge need for the Jays and they will be in competition with the Sox and Yankees for the premium. Max Scherzer will be on the chopping block and would be a huge ace at the top of the rotation or they could go smaller with a guy like Spencer Turnbull or Michael Pineda.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com