Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Is it time for the Yankees to make a move?

Okay, folks, the annual MLB trade deadline is upon us. What are the Yankees up to? Not much, if you are paying to attention to Brian Cashman, who has strongly indicated that the Yankees will stand pat, instead of making a move. But rival executives seem to believe the Yanks are working on something.

One Yankees target – Ben Zobrist – was traded to the Kansas City Royals today. The Yankees will not trade any of their untouchable prospects, so Cole Hamels won’t be in pinstripes.

As far as this observer is concerned, the Yankees have a need at starting pitching, as only Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda are sure things. The Yankees could upgrade their bullpen to make it a super pen by acquiring Craig Kimbrel and/or Aroldis Chapman.

More realistic targets would be acquiring David Price or Jeff Samardzija. Maybe reuniting with old friend Ian Kennedy is an idea. Even though the Yankees have a comfortable lead right now sin an uncharacteristically weak AL East, it would be wise for them to improve the team. The rigid New York Mets even made a couple of moves!

The baseball world was stunned last night when the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies swapped shortstops. Let’s see if the Yankees have their own stunner in the works…

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