The MLB trade deadline is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on July 31, and a plethora of trades could go down before all is said and done. One such team that appears to be in "buy" mode is the New York Yankees.
General manager Brian Cashman already made a splash by acquiring outfielder Alfonso Soriano (even if it wasn't his call), and more moves appear to be on the way. The team is interested in several different players and also has a few players of its own up for grabs. Such a combination generally translates into some roster shuffling.
The Soriano trade has already paid dividends, but the willingness to trade talent for rental players is what will pay dividends in the long run for Cashman and the Yankees. There's no doubting the fact that the Bombers need to get younger. To go for it all in 2013, though, they'll need to acquire talent—whatever the age.
The trade deadline should be interesting—then again, when isn't it? Cashman has plenty of options to explore over the next day or so, and the right moves will help propel the Yankees into the postseason.