Via Chad Jennings: Brian Cashman acknowledged the trade market for bats has yet to come together. “Certainly we’ve been actively busy making phone calls, worked through the break, but we have not completed anything. The phone calls were taking place, but nothing to show for it … It’s an offensive offense market,” said the GM.
The Yankees just lost both Derek Jeter (quad) and Zoilo Almonte (ankle) to the DL, and there’s a chance Alex Rodriguez’s return will be delayed due to his recent quad injury. The Phillies are surging and remain hesitant to deal guys like Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz, so really the only active seller right now is the Cubs. Nate Schierholtz (117 wRC+) makes a ton of sense for New York, especially now with Almonte hurt, but otherwise it just doesn’t seem like many bats are available. Something is going to have to give a some point; the Yankees are on borrowed time with this lineup.