MLB Rumors: Yankees, Phillies in trade showdown for top OF at deadline
The Yankees want Dylan Carlson. The Philadelphia Phillies want Dylan Carlson. Any upcoming trade with the Cardinals could get intense.
The Cardinals’ fire sale pieces could turn playoff pretenders into serious contenders this postseason, and at the very top of the list is outfielder Dylan Carlson. The 24-year-old has an incredible on-base percentage and is batting .233 with five homers and 24 RBIs this season.
The Athletic’s Jim Bowden (subscription required) recently wrote that both the Yankees and Phillies “have interest” in Carlson and could engage in a competitive bidding war for the star’s services.
What could a potential trade look like?
The Yankees could deal Randy Vasquez, Clayton Beeter, and Ron Marinaccio to the Cards for Carlson. As for the Phillies, the organization could consider parting ways with Kyle Schwarber, Johan Rojas, Andrew Painter, and Taijuan Walker, among other candidates.