Who could the Yankees acquire before the trade deadline?


With the injury to Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees rotation is in dire need of help. Brian Cashman said the Yankees are looking to be aggressive during the trade deadline and there are a few names that are reportedly on the trading block. Here are a few names I compiled that could be a fit for the Yankees.

Cliff Lee: Let’s start with a pitcher that had a chance to be a starting pitcher for the Yankees but instead signed with the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2010-2011 offseason. Sure, Lee is rehabbing from an elbow injury, but if the Yankees are willing to eat some of Lee’s contract, the deal could work. Another plus side: the Yankees won’t have to sell the farm for Lee at this point of his career.

Cole Hamels: It’s worth mentioning the Yankees aren’t on Hamel’s no-trade list, but he’s more expensive than Lee. He has $100 Million left on his contract and he’s 30–the Yankees are going to have to give away more prospects just to acquire him.

Ian Kennedy: Could a reunion between Kennedy and the Yankees be a possibility? Kennedy is 7-9 with a 3.71 ERA in 19 starts with the Padres and although his last stint with the Yankees didn’t work out well, maybe a second time around might be a charm.

David Price: David Price is the most unlikely out of the four pitchers, mostly because the Tampa Bay Rays would never trade within the division. It’s not their style. Not only that, the Yankees don’t have a prospect worth trading for Price. Still, David Price as a Yankee was a nice thought and like Brandon McCarthy recently tweeted: “pinstripes are slimming.”

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15 Responses to Who could the Yankees acquire before the trade deadline?

  1. jim says:

    Lee is moved to 60 day DL so he is out

    • derek says:

      That was strictly a bookkeeping move. He has been out more than 60 days, so it is retroactive. He is scheduled to return in a week or so.

  2. guest says:

    Yanks gave up on Kennedy and stuck with Hughes and Joba. Kennedy can give you some solid work but he's no savior. Nobody is hitting. They all stink.

  3. Ant says:

    Let's Just Say They Get Another Arm. That Does Not Change The Fact That They AREN'T Hitting..

    • tom says:

      Indeed. Yankees need to improve SP and hitting but Yankees have several hot hitters in Scranton and they lack pitching anywhere at high level.

  4. “pinstripes are slimming.”…Ask cc Sabathia

  5. tom says:

    Rays are open to within division trade.

  6. Anthony says:

    You need to get a bat to jump start this offense. Bring up Ryf at AAA he's only 1 that tearing it up. He's back to getting work in RF like he played in college. Even they get Kennedy from SD they still need a consistent bat at 3b. Johnson isn't doing anything.

  7. Tony says:

    I know Cashman will try to do whatever he can but losing Tanaka did it with the rotation. Even if Pineda does come back in August it'll be too late especially with the Yanks offense being so bad. They faced opposing pitchers with a 4.5-5.0 era and they can't even beat them. I don't know why they are taking so long to call up Refsnyder. Too bad for Tanakason he would have won the ROY, Cy Young and even AL MVP. I'll still watch the games but I'm pretty sure the Yanks season is over now. Wait for 2015…..

  8. tom says:

    Chase Headley should be a good gamble. He has historically strong 2nd half. If Padres are selling low on him, Yankees should jump in that one.

  9. Mik says:

    and Bartolo Colon.

    since they don't have anyone that good to trade, Colon and Kennedy are their more realistic options.

    I don't like it, but there it is.

  10. hotdog says:

    What the Yankees have to trade is cash…if teams want to divest themselves of some heavy financial weight, the Yankees have the leverage to do so…now that might be a small sampling of available players but it could mean something…teams that don't need financial relief and want top 20 type prospects will not trade with the Yankees imo…i do not like the idea of trading away our prospects for 2 month rentals…a guy like Cole Hamels, having several years left on his contract, makes more sense…it appears that the Phillies are looking for top prospect though and a trade would have to include one…we could absorb more of that contract than other teams but I'm not sure that a guy like Gary Sanchez or anyone else is enough to entice the Phils…

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