“The headache stuff is available,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said before Friday night’s 4-3 loss to Mariners. “That will always be available, 24/7, 12 months a year. The quality stuff is not available.
“I am not getting calls. We have the farm system and money, but no calls.”
Now that we are a third of the way through the season this will change soon. Team’s generally don’t make many meaningful trades during the first third as they are trying to find their identities. A lot of trades will go down over the second third of the season, but they still won’t happen immediately.
Teams are still trying to find out if they are buyers or sellers and June is typically the make or break portion of the schedule which determines that. Over the next month expect a few rumors, but very little action. July is when the trades will start.
When the Yankees do make some deals they will obviously be on the lookout for pitching and potentially a DH and maybe even an outfielder. A lefty reliever is certainly always a possibility as well although they may bank on Pedro Feliciano coming back to fill that role.