Here we stand, entering the final week before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, and the New York Yankees are predictably looking to add to their formidable ballclub.
The Yankees do currently sit in second place in the American League East, behind the Boston Red Sox, but it's hard to pinpoint where specifically they need the most help.
The lineup has been strong but with the occasional chink (most notably A-Rod's temporary replacement at third base). The rotation has been surprisingly solid, but the "surprising" parts (read: Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia) are what make the Yankees believe they need to add a piece there.
And the bullpen, also having an overall nice year, could use some buffering, particularly as the Yankees remain unsure of what to expect from injured setup man Rafael Soriano.
On this list of the Yankees' most likely deadline additions, you won't find Felix Hernandez. You won't spot AL East rival B.J. Upton. And don't bother looking for Carlos Beltran.
Other than a couple of exceptions, the names on this list aren't marquee in nature, but that doesn't mean they couldn't be immensely helpful to the Bronx Bombers' quest to the top of the division.