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Pirates Trade Jameson Taillon to Yankees for 4 Prospects

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Farewell, Obi-Wan Taillon.
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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.

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:

I’m sure he’s happy to be reuniting with his draft buddy Gerrit Cole, but we’ll miss you, dude.