The pitcher who will be the key to change between the Yankees and Padres

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The New York Yankees remain hopeful of executing a trade with the San Diego Padres for Juan Soto, even though negotiations have stalled due to the high demands of the religious. For this reason, general manager Brian Cashman not only sent a list of players that could be in the package for the Dominican outfielder but also offered Clarke Schmidt, one of his best pitchers.

The inclusion of the 27-year-old right-hander will be the key to change after it was known that Jasson Dominguez, Anthony Volpe, Gleyber Torres, Austin Wells, and Everson Pereira would not enter the negotiations. On the contrary, there is Néstor Cortés, right-hander Drew Thorpe, and shortstop Trey Sweeney, which will make San Diego choose the proposal of the Bronx Bombers and not the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Schmidt left a 9-9 record with a 4.64 ERA, 149 strikeouts, and 46 walks in 159 innings of work in 2023, making 32 starts.

“I think the market for Soto is huge. We’re talking about one of the best offensive players in the Major Leagues. He’s elite, and the Padres are going to get a lot of offers, said Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto are also looking to field offers for Soto, who won the Silver Slugger in 2023 after hitting 275/.410/.519, 32 doubles, 35 home runs, 109 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, and 132 hits. walks negotiated., leader of the National League.

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