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5 Moves the New York Yankees Could Have Made at the Trade Deadline
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Phil Hughes got roughed up in San Diego this past weekend after after staying put with the Yankees through the trade deadline

Annually one of the more exciting events of the MLB season, the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline serves as a metaphorical fork in the road for many baseball teams.

To buy or to sell? The New York Yankees were one of a handful of teams that could have made significant trades at the deadline.

Concerns across the infield begin with third base, where the club tried to look past the never-ending saga that is Alex Rodriguez, and extended to the opposite corner, where Lyle Overbay continues to struggle at first base against left-handed pitching.

With a plethora of pitching at his disposal, general manager Brian Cashman was reportedly shopping both Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, in an attempt to bolster the outfield, catcher and/or both corner infield positions. 

But in the end, only one move was made. 

Let's take a look at what could have been. 

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