Those expecting the New York Yankees to sit back and wait for the nearly $500 million that they spent in free-agent additions over the winter to begin paying off simply haven't been paying attention to how things work in the Bronx.
When anything less than a World Series victory is considered a failure from season to season, the Bronx Bombers are going to aggressively look to upgrade their roster, as general manager Brian Cashman recently explained to Zach Schonbrun of The New York Times:
I’m looking to make some additions if I can. I’d like to try to do a few things before those guys (starting pitchers Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia) get back, if possible. But I’ve already been trying. There’s a reason we haven’t done anything; it’s not because of a lack of phone calls. We’ll see.
Aside from the starting rotation, second base and third base remain areas where the team could look to land upgrades.
It's going to be a busy month in the Bronx, and staying on top of all the action can be as difficult as navigating your way down the Cross Bronx Expressway in rush hour. That's where Bleacher Report comes in.
Keep it here for the most up-to-the-minute rumblings about the Yankees, along with analysis and everything else that comes with it. While the post date will always show as July 1, simply click to the next slide to see the latest from the rumor mill as the Yankees look to add reinforcements for the stretch run.