Taillon, a former high draft píck, has had a good career but not quite elite.
Still, he was able to help the Yankees with a 4.30 ERA in 2021 and a 3.91 mark in 2022.
He surpassed 140 frames on both occasions and actually pitched 177.1 innings this past season, giving the Yanks’ rotation some stability.
Despite Taillon’s reliability, the Yankees appear to be hunting for more upside from their starting pitchers and seem set to let him depart.
“The Jameson Taillon market is deep, but sources tab the Mets, Phillies, Cubs, and Orioles among the teams to watch,” MLB insider Mark Feinsand tweeted.
The Jameson Taillon market is deep, but sources tab the Mets, Phillies, Cubs and Orioles among the teams to watch.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 5, 2022
There Is A Great Opportunity Waiting For Taillon Out There
While the Yankees have depth but want some star-power in their staff, the New York Mets are in an opposite situation after getting Justin Verlander on Monday: they need to fill out their rotation with good pitchers and Taillon would certainly be a fit.
The reigning National League champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, could also use him as a backend option.
He would be of more importance to the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs’ pitching staffs, though; where he would be expected to be a top-of-the-rotation stalwart or at least a mid-rotation star.
In any case, Taillon has options, and that’s excellent for him because it will almost certainly guarantee a nice looking deal.
Taillon is 31 and still theoretically in his prime, and while his injury and health history is extensive, he has what it takes to help a big-league staff consistently get outs.
The Yankees, however, seem almost certain to let him go.