Brandon Tierney and Scott Ferrall, yesterday on SNY’s WheelHouse, suggested that the Yankees might be willing to swing a deal come June 1st if things don’t turn around in Yankeeland. Here’s the video:
Ah, but, here’s the first question: For what? At this point, I would imagine that it would be for starting pitching and/or a first baseman. Every other position is set for the Yankees. And, while Posada is out, I don’t see New York trading for a catcher.
The next question may be a bigger one: At what cost? If the Yankees trade anything it would be prospects – because that’s the only thing that someone would want from them. And, here, it would probably be a battle between Cashman and Hank Stein on whether or not to do it.
Would Hank order Cash to make a trade, say, like Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy for (the Nationals) John Lannan and Nick Johnson? Hey, if the Yankees are playing .500 ball at the end of May, he just might…