The New York Yankees were unable to close a deal for Corbin Burns, but everything indicates that their negotiations with the Milwaukee Brewers are not over and they could close a deal for other players before MLB Opening Day.
Major League Baseball analyst Mark Feinsand reported that the Brewers have not ruled out trading shortstop Willie Adams and closer Devin Williams. And he suggests the Bronx is a likely destination for either team.
Should Adams reach New York, the move would be a punishment for Venezuelan Gleyber Torres, who enters his final year of arbitration eligibility and has been involved in countless trade rumors.
The first thing to consider is the possibility that Gleyber Torres will be part of the trade that will bring shortstop Willie Adams to the New York team, although it is highly unlikely that the Venezuelan will be the only Yankees player involved in the transfer.
At age 28, Adams is a natural shortstop and has played only 10 games at second base in his six major league seasons. But that position belongs to Anthony Volpe and manager Aaron Boone will be forced to move the Dominican to second base, leaving Torres with no spot in the lineup.
If he's not part of the package that brings Adams to Yankee Stadium, Torres' days in New York may be numbered. Apart from the presence of the Dominican, he has no intention of extending his contract. They also continue to view rookie Oswald Peraza as part of the plan for the center of the infield and it seems most likely that Gleyber will leave before the trade deadline.
Adams has put up good numbers with Milwaukee in 2023 (80 RBI, 24 home runs and 29 doubles) and has hit at least 20 home runs in four of his six seasons. If he is able to hit well with the Yankees, Torres' playing time will be significantly reduced, as in the best cases he will alternate second base with the Dominican. In the long run, this will lead to their departure.