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The Yankees are not excited to trade 20-year-old prospect Manny Banuelos. I wouldnt be either.
When I say the Rockies are asking for too much, it really means they're not shopping Jimenez at a discount. They have every right to ask for three top-tier prospects for a pitcher of Jimenez's caliber—I would too.
But that price should lead the Yankees to bow out of this race.
I would move Jesus Montero and Dellin Betances for Jimenez in a heartbeat, but including Manuel Banuelos in that deal makes it far less desirable.
Banuelos' Double-A numbers this season don't blow you away (4-5, 3.59 ERA, 94:52 K:BB) but at just 20, he's extremely young for that level. With everything taken into account, a 3.59 ERA isn't all that bad.
The bloom has come off Montero's rose this season as he's struggled to hit for power. He's still a very good hitting prospect, but the Yankees have plenty of catchers in their system.
Betances has similar numbers to Banuelos at Trenton (4-5, 3.43 ERA, 98:49 K:BB), but he's also three years older. He's a good prospect, but not a stud like Banuelos.
If the Yankees can get a deal done without moving Banuelos and two good prospects, they should.
If not, I think standing pat is the wise move.