The July 31 trade deadline is still over two months away, but every baseball fan's (okay, maybe not every fan's) favorite day of the year is definitely something worth preparing a little early for.
The New York Yankees are in an interesting position at the season's quarter mark. With so many injured stars, the Yankees were expected to fall out of contention quickly. General manager Brian Cashman wanted absolutely none of that, so he acquired several "over the hill" players that have been big-time contributors to a first-place team.
Because so many stars will be returning, though, the Yankees really don't have all that many holes. Most of the bigger roster moves that will be made around the deadline will be the ones that reinstate veterans from the disabled list.
Regardless, Cashman will be monitoring the market closely for any players that catch his eye (of which I'm sure there will be a few). Any moves that Cashman could potentially make aren't really necessities.
These are very realistic moves that could help Cashman propel his Yankees to an even better showing in the second half of the season.