The reports that the Yankees were unwilling to trade any of their top 10 prospects in a Manny Machado deal have quickly turned false.
New York is still in the running for Machado, and though The Post reported a top-10 prospects wouldn't be in any deal, they learned otherwise on Sunday. Another source said the Yankees are willing to deal away one of their prized youngsters, with OF Estevan Florial, RHP Albert Abreu, RHP Chance Adams, and SS/2B Thairo Estrada all on that list.
The Orioles are reportedly looking for young pitching, and the biggest hold up on a Machado-to-Yankees deal is New York's unwillingness to deal their top pitching prospect, LHP Justus Sheffield. Because of this, the Dodgers and Phillies are the strongest suitors to land MLB's biggest trade chip by the July 31 deadline.
The Yankees still need to add a rotation piece, and with the Orioles not budging as it seems in any deal, they may pivot their trade agenda to focus heavily on starters. J.A. Happ, Cole Hamels, Michael Fulmer, and even Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz have all been on the Yankees' radar.
But, if the Yankees can figure out a way to make Orioles owner Peter Angelos happy, Machado could be in pinstripes. It will take at least one of those top 10 prospects to make it happen.