The Marlins could be among the most active sellers before the July 31 trade deadline, and the Yankees and Red Sox are ready to take advantage of their situation.
According to USA Today Sports, the Red Sox have informed Miami of Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys their interest in third baseman Martin Prado, while the Yankees are intrigued by first baseman Justin Bour.
Bour would be a coup for the Yankees. The 29-year-old slugger is enjoying a breakout season, hitting .293 with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs in 65 games this season. Bour, who throws right-handed, but bats left-handed would enjoy Yankee Stadium’s short right-field fence.
Prado, 33, slashed .305/.359/.417 last season while also providing Nike NFL Jerseys 2014 solid defense at third. Though he has spent most of this season on the DL, Prado is back in the lineup with three RBIs in his last two games.
Both the Yankees and Red Sox would immediately be helped by executing these trades. New York would get another power hitter, who could help protect rookie sensation Aaron Judge. The Red Sox would be filling their biggest need.
The Marlins have already sent shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Rays, proving they are not bluffing when it comes to selling assets.
Despite a rough patch in June, New York will still be buyers. A starting pitcher and first baseman top their priority list, so Bour could soon be wearing pinstripes.
Golden State would give the 32-year-old Young his best chance at a title after reaching the NBA Finals in each of the last three seasons and claiming two championships. Young would be an excellent replacement for Ian Clark, who is likely done in Oakland. Young could add some depth and be a nice complement to Golden State’s “Splash Brothers” of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Young is a “serious candidate” for a portion of Golden State’s $5.2 million exception, according to ESPN.