On Tuesday, it was reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal the A’s are looking to trade three veterans.
#Yankees one of teams interested in #Athletics‘ Blake Treinen, sources tell The Athletic. Wrote Tuesday about OAK’s willingness to move Treinen and other non-tender candidates. https://t.co/f5wHdir05C
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2019
It goes without saying the Yankees could afford him with a projected arbitration value of $7.8 million. The A’s probably wouldn’t pay that, especially when he’s coming off a difficult season.
His 2019 campaign was a shadow of the man he left behind in his previous All-Star selection season.
He finished with a 4.91 ERA with a 1.619 WHIP in 58.2 innings. The season prior? A 0.78 ERA (you read that correctly) and 100 strikeouts in 80.1 innings along with a 0.834 WHIP.
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In that same season, he was in AL Cy Young Award and MVP talks. A far cry from what he tabled recently.
Liam Hendriks made a cozy spot for himself in the closer role which only adds to why Oakland would be seeking other opportunities for Treinen.
MLB rumors: Yankees interested in trade for A’s reliever Blake Treinen originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area