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Much like the Los Angeles Angels and several other teams in MLB, the New York Yankees are stuck in what we will call “trade deadline limbo”.
Several squads, such as the Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Los Angeles Dodgers already know they will be buyers at the deadline.
Others, such as the Washington Nationals, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals have already implied they will be sellers.
A series of teams, such as the Yankees and Angels, still don’t know how they will approach the deadline and have stated that this week will be important in deciding which way they will go.
MLB insider Jon Heyman confirmed the Yankees will likely “let the next few games determine” how they approach things before August 1, via MLB Deadline News on Twitter.
The #Yankees are in “trade deadline limbo” and are hoping to buy, but will let the next few games determine their trade deadline approach, per @JonHeyman pic.twitter.com/LKX1AxQ7S7
— MLB Deadline News (@MLBDeadlineNews) July 25, 2023
It’s actually very hard to envision the Yankees in a fire sale.
If they decide to “sell,” it will likely be one or two players with hopes to retool for next year.
If they have a strong week, however, expect them to become buyers because Aaron Judge’s return is not far off.
That alone will boost their chances, and if they add a couple of bats and maybe an impact reliever, they could get back on track.
New York is just 2.5 games behind the last Wild Card spot in the American League and it’s not crazy to see them acquiring a few players of note before Tuesday’s deadline.
With a good deadline, the Yankees have a chance to compete.
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