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Yankees Get: Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain
Giants Get: Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Phil Hughes, Brett Gardner, Eduardo Nunez and Austin Romine
Why Should the Giants Accept it?
Both Lincecum and Cain have declined to sign contract extensions, and with Cain hitting free agency next offseason, their value will only drop with each passing year. In return San Francisco would get Jesus Montero, three great pitching prospects, a defensive/speedy outfielder and a utility infielder.
The Giants were hoping to land Jose Reyes this offseason, but with each passing day it looks as if he will be on his way to Miami. They would also dump about $30 million worth of salaries. This would allow the Giants to rebuild by infusing their team with young talent to go with Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Pablo Sandoval, Melky Cabrera, Ryan Vogelsong, Madison Bumgarner and Brian Wilson.
Why Should the Yankees Accept it?
Could you imagine a rotation of CC Sabathia, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Ivan Nova? That's scary. The Yankees would have to replace Brett Gardner, but that can be done by signing Cuban defector Yoennis Cespedes. Yes, this would completely destroy the Yankees farm system, but could they really pass this trade up?