The New York Yankees bounced back over the weekend and won three straight over the Mets to get back on track. Tonight, Gerrit Cole takes the mound against the Rays hoping to finally get over the hump against Tampa Bay.
With all this going on, the eyes of fans everywhere surround today’s trade deadline. The Yankees have been fleeced with injuries this year that have taken a World Series favorite team to a shaky contender.
Despite the three straight wins over the Mets, the Yankees are still just 3-7 in their last ten games. They currently find themselves 3.5 games out of the division lead. The Yankees are in desperate need for a shot in the arm, and the deadline could provide that. But, what should we really expect from GM Brian Cashman and the Yankees?
Yankees have checked in on Starling Marte as they suddenly have half their outfield out. A potential deal could be expanded to include a pitcher as well, as the Dbacks have Robbie Ray, Archie Bradley and otters. @Joelsherman1 1st connected Marte to Yanks
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 31, 2020
Who are the Yankees looking at?
There have been multiple reports confirming that the Yankees have been talking to the D-Backs about the players listed above as well as the Brewers regarding Josh Hader. Of course, Hader would require Cashman to give up the cream of the crop in terms of Yankees prospects.
The Diamondbacks could be a partner that fits the bill for exactly what Cashman is looking for. The Yankees could use another outfielder with the injuries to Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Starling Marte could fit in perfectly. They could also use some rotational help from Robbie Ray and bullpen help from Archie Bradley.
One single deal could help the Yankees in all areas. However, we know how stingy Cashman can be when it comes to dealing prospects. If he feels that it’s not a winning deal for the Yankees, he will not make it. This decision making has caused mass frustration from the fan base in the past.
So what do I expect? While it’s confirmed that the Yanks have been very active checking in on players, I’m not expecting much to get done today. Unfortunately for fans, when Cashman thinks the Yankees have a winning team, he tends to air on the side of optimism with what they have assuming the team gets healthy.
The D-Backs are the one team I could see a deal happening with. Would remind me of the Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle deal from a couple of years ago. However, I’m not sure Cashman is going to give up the Yankee prospect capital to get it done. Time will tell, but I’m hoping we see some big move that will give the bombers a much needed shot in the arm.
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