The New York Yankees need some help on offense. Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter simply cannot stay healthy and the rest of the team has not picked up enough of the slack for it to be considered a playoff contender.
While the Yankees would be wise to find some offense on the trade market, general manager Brian Cashman says it’s too difficult to find offense on the market this year via a quote obtained by Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News:
“The phone calls are taking place, but nothing to show for it,” Cashman said.
“I think if you’re looking for offense, Exhibit A is, name me the bat that’s moved already? It hasn’t. Exhibit B is, look at all the big rumors out there – they’re involving pitchers.
“It’s just an offensive offense market.”
Cahsman may have a point. The only thing you hear about this offseason is guys like Matt Garza and Bud Norris. The extra wildcard spot is leaving too many teams thinking they are contenders, which is bad for the Yankees at this point.
There may be some bats out there for the Yankees to obtain, but they’re going to have to look harder. It’s a new ballgame when it comes to the MLB trade market.
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