Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jeter Asks For Top Two Red Sox Prospects + In Trade Talks For Miami Reliever

Chavis (L); Groome (R) (MLB.com)
Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter is still trying to pull a fast one on the Red Sox. Multiple reports indicate that the former Yankee made clear that both 3B Michael Chavis and P Jay Groome would not be enough to get Miami set-up man Drew Steckenrider. Groome and Chavis are generally regarded as the #1 and #2 prospects in the Boston organization, respectively. Groome is out for the rest of 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, and Chavis is just back from an 80-game PED suspension. While these events have tarnished the trade value of both, they are still regarded as prime "can't miss" prospects. Nice try, Jeets.