ST. PETERSBURG – Dreams can come true, but for Yankees fans envisioning Chris Sale in pinstripes and trying to figure out what number he’ll wear – his No. 49 is retired for another pretty good lefty, Ron Guidry – I hate to bring you back to reality.
It isn’t going to happen.
According a source familiar with both organizations, the Yankees are not a fit for the White Sox when it comes to Sale, the extremely talented southpaw who appears to have run his course in Chicago following his involvement in the Adam/Drake LaRoche situation this spring and last week’s knifing of the White Sox throwback uniforms before a game.
“If Chicago trades Sale before the deadline, they’re looking for at least one major-league ready player and a big package of prospects. (Didi) Gregorius is the only player that fits the first group, and while the Yankees added a big prospect this week (Gleyber Torres), they would have to empty their system to even be in the running,” the source said.
That means a package including at least three top prospects: Torres, Aaron Judge, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino and Gary Sanchez. As good as Sale is – and make no mistake, he’s probably the best lefty in the game this
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