For the first time in what seems like forever, the New York Yankees have pitching depth and the flexibility to trade a starter if needed.
Brian Cashman has stated that he's willing to trade a pitcher for a bat instead of signing a free agent. With good reason too, considering the options left on the free-agent market.
Many Yankee fans would likely prefer A.J. Burnett to be the one who's traded, but Phil Hughes would be easier to move and could get better value.
With Jesus Montero gone (he'll be dearly missed), the Yankees have a bit of a hole at the DH position.
There are internal options the Yankees could use such as Jorge Vasquez. The Yankees could also let Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez split time at DH. Even then, they'll need an option to take over at shortstop or third base.
Knowing the Yankees, however, they won't be satisfied until the field the best possible lineup, which means a trade could be in the works.
Here are 10 hitters the Yankees can consider trading Phil Hughes for.