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Yankees, Mets Stay Quiet At Trade Deadline

July 31, 2018 - 4:42 pm
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By WFAN.com

Tuesday's nonwaiver trade deadline passed without the Yankees and Mets making any 11th-hour moves.

Both teams were reportedly working the phones, the Yankees seeking a right-handed outfield bat while the Mets looked to move some of their more valuable assets in exchange for prospects. But neither club was able to strike a deal.

The Bombers, according to various reports, were in the hunt for outfielders Andrew McCutchen (Giants), Cameron Maybin (Marlins), Curtis Granderson (Blue Jays) and Jose Bautista (Mets), as well as Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler. Maybin was traded to the Seattle Mariners, and Zeigler was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The other three were not moved.

The players the Mets were listening to offers for included Bautista, pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Devin Mesoraco. The team also had reportedly entertained offers at one point for top pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.

"In order to make a deal at this juncture, it was going to take a team to step up and pay a premium," Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said of not dealing any of the club's pitchers.

Both New York teams did make their fair share of moves before Tuesday, however. The Yankees acquired relief pitcher Zach Britton from the Orioles and starting pitchers J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn from the Blue Jays and Twins, respectively. In a trio of other moves, they dealt pitchers Caleb Frare, Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos and Adam Warren for international bonus pool money and first baseman Luke Voit.

The Mets, meanwhile, traded closer Jeurys Familia to Oakland and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies, receiving a few prospects in return.

There is still a possibility the Yankees and Mets could make the deals they were hoping to make Tuesday. Trades may still be executed by Aug. 31, but the players involved must first clear waivers. Last season, the Mets made five trades in August, most notably dealing Jay Bruce to Cleveland, Neil Walker to Milwaukee and Granderson to the Dodgers.

The Yankees made one minor deal last August, acquiring catcher Erik Kratz from the Indians for cash.