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Trade deadline dead ahead

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The nonwaiver trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, so you have to wonder what the Yankees are going to do. It’s hard to envision Brian Cashman standing pat. 

The Yankees are 59-40 and 5 1/2 up in the wild card. It’s hard to envision them not making the postseason. But they probably could use some reinforcements for October, especially considering their 1-8 record against the Red Sox so far. They trail Boston by three games. They are also just 6-5 since the break.

“As we move toward the trade deadline, I don’t get too caught up in publicly saying what I think we need or don’t need because we have to win with the guys in the room,” Joe Girardi said. “And that’s what we’ve been doing. You can’t say you wish you can go get this guy or that guy because it takes two teams to trade and a lot of times it doesn’t happen.”

It’s hard to argue with the overall body of work Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia have provided this season. Phil Hughes does make you wonder sometimes, though, like he did with Friday’s start. A.J. Burnett has generally kept the Yankees in games and probably should be better than just 8-8. Do they need to acquire another quality starter behind CC Sabathia even if the cost is tremendous? Do you want Ubaldo Jimenez or Wandy Rodriguez here?

And should they bring in another righty bat considering Andruw Jones is at just .218 and Jorge Posada is at .118 from the right side and .223 overall?

What do you think?

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