After over 100 games, the New York Yankees have slipped to the last spot of the American League East table for the third time this season. The roster has numerous shortcomings, which the club will be looking to address at the upcoming August 1 trade deadline. While the market is silent for now, things could heat up right at the brim of the deadline.
The New York Yankees are expected to be full-fledged buyers. However, the recent success against the Kansas City Royals has pushed the club to have second thoughts. Hence, eyeing the constantly changing circumstances, the Yanks have made a major decision. Having said that, the Bronx Bombers would not necessarily stop exploring various options.
Yankees To Wait A Little Longer Before Making Trade Moves
The New York Yankees’ performance has been inconsistent, and they are facing tough competition within their division and the league. As a result, the team management is carefully evaluating trade options to determine the best course of action to improve the team’s chances of success. With the club’s recent success over the Royals, the front office has chosen to wait longer in revealing their trade stance. While they were looking to buy actively, dynamics have and will change in the next few days. Having said that, the Bombers will 100% not sell under any circumstances. But as far as buying is concerned, the team might add a couple of players, especially outfielders, which is a major area of concern.
Top candidates on the market are Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger, Rockies Randal Grichuk, and Angels star Shohei Ohtani. While Ohtani looks more like wishful thinking, for now, Cody and Randal remain prime targets. Cody Bellinger is in great form, and the Cubs might choose to put him up for sale in exchange for a potent set of prospects. However, the Yanks might not remain willing to vacate the majority of the farm system. On the flip side, pitching is not a concern. While the market is huge, it would not necessarily interest the Bombers. Apart from this, a catching prospect could also interest the Yankees as they recently lost Jose Trevino to a season-ending injury. Overall, the trade deadline would be really interesting and crucial at the same time, especially for the New York-based team.
Aaron Boone Not Actively Involved In Trade Talks
Meanwhile, Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed his stand on the trade deadline during his weekly appearance on the Talkin Yanks podcast. He said that he had not held any substantial talks with the front office till now. The skipper has left the decision on general manager Brian Cashman as he wants to focus on taking care of the business on the field.
Aaron Boone further addressed the trade market’s constantly changing dynamics. He said that many teams are still contemplating their stand. Moreover, there are some teams who could do both buy and sell. Hence, for now, the market is highly volatile. Nothing is concrete till the deadline comes to an end. Overall, as the trade deadline approaches, Yankees fans are eagerly anticipating the team’s moves and hoping for impactful additions that can rejuvenate the team and set them on a path to contention.