NY Post / George King III:

The Mariners had a scout watch Phelps, who is the leading candidate to be the Yankees’ fifth starter but who could be expandable with Adam Warren or, possibly, Michael Pineda finding his way into that slot.

The Mariners weren’t the only club represented at GMS Field looking specifically for Yankee players to acquire. The White Sox, who have infielders to deal and need a backup catcher, had a scout at the game. So, too, did the Brewers, who are looking for a backup catcher. They could dangle second baseman Rickie Weeks or third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Both make big money and general manager Brian Cashman said any additions from the outside would be inexpensive.

However, the Brewers might want to swallow some of the money to make a deal that possibly would include Francisco Cervelli, John Ryan Murphy or Austin Romine.

We’ve advocated trades for both Nick Franklin and Rickie Weeks. GK3 also suggests Aramis Ramirez? Ramirez is one of the best 3B in MLB. Over the last three years, he has a 136 wRC+ — that ranks 6th-best among all 3B. We highly doubt the Yankees have the assets to get that trade done.

Franklin for Phelps+ — we’d do that all day. Weeks would come cheaper (in terms of players exchanged) and we’d do that too.