The New York Yankees have shown signs which indicate they may turn into buyers leading up to the August 1 deadline.
While the stud left-hander has not officially been placed on the trading block, the Yanks may feel that they now have the young assets following the Aroldis Chapman deal with the Cubs. Currently sitting four games off the pace for the second wild card in the American League, if the front office does declare themselves “buyers,” Sale would seem to be the perfect fit to lead them to the promise land.
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Perhaps the most dynamic and electric starting pitcher in the American League, placing him atop the Yankee rotation would certainly silence any question marks with the staff. In addition, it would fortify the team for a playoff push.
Despite not being viewed as a frontrunner if he was to be made available today, a lot can change over the course of three and a half days. There is a likely scenario in which the Yankees would be stocking up on value prior to making a push for high-caliber major league talent.
Remember how the Steinbrenner’s think, everyone. A 52-49 team within spitting distance of relevancy will not simply be written off.