My guess is it will be Jeurys Familia, followed perhaps by Asdrubal Cabrera and Zack Wheeler. I think Familia would be the first because relievers are always a hot commodity this time of year, and he’ll be a free agent after this season.
And, with a $7.925 million salary that will be half paid by the deadline, he should come across as a bargain, providing, of course, he starts to pitch better.
As far Cabrera goes, he would provide a veteran presence, something all contenders need. He’s also hitting well and can play three infield positions. Boston, especially, could use an infielder.
As far as Wheeler goes, just because he hasn’t won since late April shouldn’t deter a contender needing a starter. However, it won’t be the Yankees, because the Mets are afraid of the predictable headlines in dealing with the Bronx.
The Yankees need pitching and Wheeler would help, but I’m thinking they might instead deal with Cincinnati – for Matt Harvey.
Since 2015 I’ve been writing Harvey would eventually pitch for the Yankees. This is a roundabout way of it happening, and it realistically could happen.