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.
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.
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.