4:35pm: “We had a lot of conversations. Some gained some traction, some were immediately rejected,” said Cashman to reporters. “It wasn’t a deep market at all. It wasn’t a deep pool to swim in. We didn’t get anything to lead us to a deal. We certainly explored it enough. Soriano was the big bat we got.”
4:13pm: The Yankees did not make a single move on Wednesday prior to the 4pm ET trade deadline, multiple reporters confirmed. Brian Cashman will speak to the media shortly, and I’m guessing he’ll recite the generic “we didn’t like the prices,” “we’ll be aggressive on waivers in August,” and “our injured players are better than anyone we could have traded for” lines. Alfonso Soriano, whom the Bombers acquired last week, was the best hitter traded prior to the deadline this summer. Seriously.