Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Odds of a trade: Highly Unlikely
There are many reasons why the odds the Yankees complete a trade for Chicago White Sox's outfielder Alex Rios are not good.
It is a shame too because there may not be another player that is seemingly available at the deadline who could help the Yankees more than Rios.
The Yankees' offense has been a slump all season. Alex Rios is one of the best all-around hitters in the American League.
This season, Rios became the first player since 1993 to finish a game 6-6 with two stolen bases. Plug him into the middle of the Yankee lineup with Robinson Cano then all of a sudden the Yanks have some pop.
Unfortunately two major hurdles prevent the Yankees from getting Rios.
The first is the cost in prospects it would take to get Rios might be a price the Yankees are not willing to pay or even have to offer.
To make matters worse, even if they were manage to work out a deal, according to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune, the Yankees are one of six teams Rios could block a trade to.
Without some sort of contract incentive, its possible Rios just decides to stay put rather than join New York.