Why this Colorado Rockies-New York Yankees trade proposal would never work

Aug 15, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) triples in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 15, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) triples in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Deivi Cruz of the New York Yankees
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA – MARCH 04: Deivi García #83 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game at BayCare Ballpark on March 04, 2021 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Yankees pitcher Deivi Garcia would be the main piece going back to the Rockies.

Deivi Garcia, 21, would be the prime return for the Rockies. He would slot right into the Rockies rotation as he has already had some MLB experience.

He has four above average pitches and he is the Yankees #3 prospect, per MLB.com, and he was ranked as high as the 92nd best prospect in baseball prior to 2020.

Jonathan Loaisiga, 26, is a former top prospect of the Yankees as he was ranked as high as their #2 prospect by MLB.com in 2018 but he has suffered a slew of injuries in recent years. In 2020, he was on the injured list due to an undisclosed, non-COVID injury. In 2019, he missed three months due to a rotator cuff strain and missed time in 2018 due to a shoulder strain.

Gio Urshela, 29, is a very good defensive third baseman and his bat has finally developed as well. In the last two seasons, he has played a combined 175 games and he has had an OPS+ of 132 and 136.

Miguel Andujar, 26, was great for the Yankees in 2018 but he hasn’t been healthy since. In 2019, he had a shoulder strain that made him start the season on the IL and was activated in early May but two weeks later, the Yankees placed him back on the IL and missed the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery. In 2020, he barely played due to playing poorly and not being healthy.

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