I’m not at the HOPE Week event today, but Brian Cashman is, and he told reporters that he doesn’t expect to make a move before Sunday’s trade deadline.
“I’m going to be hard-pressed to find anything better than getting Bartolo Colon and Phil Hughes off the disabled list,” Cashman said. “I can’t imagine I’m going to run into anything, but you’ve still got to go through the motions.”
Obviously this could be nonsense, but that’s the way it goes with a general manager on the record at the trade deadline. Given the current team and the current marketplace, I wouldn’t be stunned to see the Yankees hold off on making a move. It’s not all that difficult to get a piece after the deadline, and I’m not sure the Yankees can say with absolute certainty what they need. There are some obvious parts of the roster that could be upgraded, but there are also a lot of in-house pieces that could provide those upgrades.
It’s the Yankees, so it’s hard to be shocked one way or the other.
“I go into the marketplace with a team that’s a championship-caliber team as it sits,” Cashman said. “It’s hard to upgrade on that.”