We’re down to mere hours now. We’ll follow the latest developments here as the day progresses and break in with any actual trade news if and when it happens.
– The Yankees are in heavy on relievers today, with both Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman‘s names coming up multiple times. They were reportedly working on a deal for Kimbrel last night, but talks continue to stall based on the Yankees’ willingness to include Jorge Mateo in a deal.
– Via Jon Heyman, the Yanks are “not likely” to get Chapman.
– Precious little out there right now connecting the Yankees to any starters. They lost another target last night when the Giants acquired Mike Leake from Cincy.
– Dustin Ackley will join the team today in Chicago and there’s still the matter of clearing a roster spot for him. …