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Trade Deadline 411: Trade Possibilities

PHOENIX - MAY 10:  Adam Dunn #44 of the Washington Nationals bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on May 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Nationals 10-8. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Aroob KhanContributor IJuly 20, 2009

We are down to the countdown. In a couple of weeks, top name players will change uniforms and clubhouses.

From today until the trade deadline you will receive possible trades your favorite team might make.

Today's article will focus on my favorite team—the New York Yankees.

After looking into available players and what each team is offering and needing, here are two possible trades the Yankees might make.

OK, these are the deals that might happen...

 

Trade No. 1

Yankees send: Melky Cabrera and Ian Kennedy for

Nationals: Adam Dunn, cash considerations.

 

Analysis

This trade is a win-win for both sides.

The Yankees get a relatively young DH with a lot of power to replace Hideki Matsui, who is not the hitter he used to be.

The Nationals get two future stars in Melky and Kennedy. With Melky, they get what they would never get from Dunn—a great mix of hitting and fielding. Also, Kennedy would fit right into the starting rotation for the Nats, who love young pitching. 

 

Trade No. 2

Yankees Send: Alfredo Aceves and David Robertson for

Braves: Rafael Soriano or Mike Gonzalez.

 

Analysis

It is a win-win for both sides.

The Yankees get a proven arm for the back end of their pen, which might just put an end to the Joba bullpen talk. Also, this moves Phil Hughes up to the seventh inning and makes the pen stronger.

The Braves get a great arm for their rotation for a very reasonable price tag in Aceves and get a good young arm in Robertson for their bullpen.

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