The New York Yankees have one clear need as the July 31st trade deadline approaches: pitching.
More specifically starting pitching.
Somehow the Yankees have been able to get by this season with guys like Bartolo Colon and Freddie Garcia giving them 100-plus innings. While the oldies station is good for an occasionally listen, too much of it and it's time to switch stations.
Acquiring a utility guy that can help fill the void until Alex Rodriguez returns at third base would be very beneficial as well, but it's not nearly as big a need as starting pitching.
A team that has a bottom-less wallet and an assortment of prospects down in the minor leagues—the Yanks are capable of doing some wheelin’ and dealin’.
As they continue in their battle for American League East supremacy with the Boston Red Sox, here are five pitchers that can be a big help for the stretch run.