With the trade market in full swing and the Yankees making a deal for a starting pitcher, their next objective is to try to trade for a shortstop.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees called the Chicago Cubs about their young shortstop surplus. The Cubs recently added Addison Russell to their shortstop stockpile which includes Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, and Starlin Castro. Russell was acquired by the Cubs from the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade. However, Sherman says the Cubs will hold onto their shortstops for now.
It would be interesting to see the Yankees at least try to pull off a deal for one of the shortstops but the truth of the matter is only Castro has been proven as a Major League shortstop. The Yankees obviously need a shortstop considering Derek Jeter is retiring at the end of the season and it wouldn’t hurt to see how much the Cubs would want, but as for right now it doesn’t look like much will happen.