The trade deadline is July 31 and the Yankees hot stove is only starting to heat up these days with rumors surrounding starting pitching that isn’t likely to pan out considering how well their rotation has been lately.
When they do start making deals expect them to involve an outfielder – potentially one who can replace Brett Gardner this year and possibly Nick Swisher next season. Right now though, Buster Olney of ESPN said that the Yankees are still monitoring the market and waiting for it to be defined and don’t have anything cooking.
This is the way Brian Cashman operates – he waits for the market to develop to avoid overpaying. He’s very patient and would actually prefer not to make any deals, but will monitor the market for just about every available player and will pounce on something he is interested in.