As rumors about the Cubs and Cole Hamels pick up, another veteran lefty in whom they’d reportedly had interest is on his way to a new team:
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 26, 2018
Depending on your opinions of Brandon Drury and Billy McKinney, that could be an extremely steep price to pay for a couple months of Happ, or it could be a couple guys who weren’t ever going to contribute to the Yankees and might not be more than marginal big league pieces anyway.
The Yankees, who currently trail the absurdly good Red Sox by 5.5 games in the AL East, may have paid a fair bit to acquire Happ and Zach Britton, all so they have a slightly better chance of winning a coin flip Wild Card Game. They have the third best record in baseball. That … kinda sucks.