New York Yankees: Are New York Yankees Planning a Big Trade-Deadline Move?
After a tumultuous last few weeks with the chase to 3000 hits for Derek Jeter and the injury bug that struck the team, the biggest team in baseball may be looking to make a blockbuster trade.
The New York Yankees are just one game out of first place in the American League East, but the offensive power that division rival Boston Red Sox possess is enough to get the Yankees to make a trade.
To boost the possible loss of third baseman Alex Rodriguez because of a tear in his knee, the Yankees may be looking to acquire Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez.
Cubs Insider Bruce Levine told ESPN Chicago:
The New York Yankees have three scouts watching the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs as they look for bullpen and hitting help. It appears the Yankees may have some interest in Cubs left-handed reliever John Grabow as well as hitters such as Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano. New York is looking to beef up its team which will be challenged by the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays in the second half in what is baseball's deepest division.
The Yankees will be looking for added offensive production if the tear in A-Rod’s knee is serious enough to warrant season-ending surgery, and the Cubs may be just far enough out of contention to deal one of their higher paid pieces.
While Alfonso Soriano’s name has been thrown around in a few circles, if A-Rod is out for an extended period of time, Cubs third baseman Ramirez would be the perfect replacement in the lineup.
New York has the depth in the minors to make this deal happen, and Chicago is just desperate to turn the franchise around that they would make the move for top prospects.
Check back for more on the MLB regular season as it comes, and check out Bleacher Report’s Baseball Page to get your fill of MLB.
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?