First, it was Josh Bell on Christmas Eve.
Then it was Joe Musgrove last week.
The rumblings about Jameson Taillon being the next
ritual sacrifice trade started on social media Friday night and got louder all day yesterday, so it came as no surprise when ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Pirates had indeed made the deal.
The New York Yankees have acquired Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Miguel Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikel Escotto and— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 24, 2021
Canaan Smith, sources tell ESPN.
Escotto is an infielder, Smith an outfielder, and Contreras and Yajure are right-handed pitchers. Per MLB.com, Yajure was ranked fifteenth in the Yankees’ system, Contreras nineteenth, and Smith twenty-first. Prospects 1500 has them all in their top 50 Yankees prospects as well.
As for JT:
Bittersweet day for me over here! Trying to process everything- have SO much to say to the city of Pittsburgh and my teammates. Also have SO much to say about this incredible opportunity and to the city/fans in New York. Thanks to everyone that has reached out! More to come soon— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon50) January 24, 2021
I’m sure he’s happy to be reuniting with his draft buddy Gerrit Cole, but we’ll miss you, dude.