Trade For…A Reliever!

The case for upgrading: Greed? Something too good to pass up just falling in their laps? Ok, a real reason would be injury.

The case against upgrading: How many premium arms can you fit into a bullpen? Of all the areas that the Yankees could upgrade why waste assets to acquire help here?

I just don’t see a need here. Yes, if Andrew Miller can’t return, or isn’t effective, you could make a case for a trade, but even then you are overlooking bigger areas of need. The Yankees have Betances, they have Wilson, they have added Warren to the pen. Miller is due back tomorrow. Brian Mitchell has looked good in limited work, there are plenty of potential solutions for almost any contingency the second half throws at them.

Tomorrow we will look at the lineup.