Tarik Skubal trade rumors: 3 teams that should break the bank after Luis Castillo trade

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Tarik Skubal trade rumors

These three teams should get themselves involved in the ongoing Tarik Skubal trade rumors with the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tarik Skubal trade rumors should pick up with Luis Castillo now moved and other teams ready to look elsewhere for starting pitcher help.

Tarik Skubal trade rumors might have kicked off an unexpected frenzy days before the MLB trade deadline. It seems many teams are now willing to listen to offers on their young and controllable starting pitchers, including the Detroit Tigers with one of their better arms.

Things haven’t worked out for the Tigers this year despite buying big in the offseason. Their offense hasn’t clicked all season which is a reason why they could be looking to quickly capitalize on the strong desire around the league from contenders to overpay for starting pitcher help.

Where will the Tarik Skubal trade rumors lead us next? Following the blockbuster deal between the Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners headlined by Luis Castillo, these three teams should be willing to break the bank for Skubal.

1) Tarik Skubal trade rumors: The Yankees need to call the Tigers right now

Nobody may have missed out more on acquiring Castillo than the mighty New York Yankees. For weeks, they have been a primary destination for Castillo. Unfortunately, they weren’t willing to offer the Reds as much as the Mariners.

There are a lot of places the Yankees could go next. Skubal is one of those young and controllable arms they need to heavily consider to help bolster their rotation down the stretch.

For the Yankees, starting pitching has been a major strength. Gerrit Cole’s ace-like performance for most of the year compliments well with the success they have gotten out of Jordan Montgomery and Jameson Taillon. Nestor Cortes has been the biggest and most pleasant of surprises for them, though. Together, with Luis Severino, they have been an awesome five-man team.

Severino is now on the IL and there are questions about the health and durability of other starters. Skubal does have minor league options as do a few other starters currently in the rotation, including the struggling Domingo German.

Skubal could provide the Yankees with insurance and even allow whoever their weakest link in the rotation to slot into the bullpen and maybe take over the role Michael King had with the team before he went down for the year.

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