The New York Yankees are simply hanging around in the AL East standings this season.
Despite all the injuries, the Yankees have exceeded early expectations. They trail the division-leading Boston Red Sox by only three-and-a-half games as of June 21.
That is a great achievement for the cast and crew general manager Brian Cashman has assembled.
The fact is, though, the Yankees will not go far with how this team is currently constructed, and they will have to decide whether they will be buyers or sellers by the June 31 trade deadline.
For the sake of this article, the Yankees will be buyers.
Cashman can continue to make small moves that won't make any significant impact, or he could look to really shake things up with his roster and put the Yankees in a position to make the playoffs this season. Following are five moves that could help him achieve the latter.