Frankie Montas Trade Puts the Yankees Closer to the World Series

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Sports Illustrated

By Emma Baccellieri New York added the best available starting pitcher and improved its bullpen without giving away its best prospects. For a team in such an enviable position—first in the division, best record in the American League, on track to surpass 100 wins—the Yankees’ front office still entered deadline season with obvious work to do before Aug. 2. They needed a left-handed hitter. They also could use a starter and one more reliever, too. And now they’ve taken care of all of it. After crossing off the lefty hitter by getting Andrew Benintendi from the Royals on Wednesday, they made a m…

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