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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman opened the door to a potential future trade with their rivals, the Boston Red Sox.

There’s a reason why rivals in pro sports don’t involve themselves in trade-related business. Why give the team you’re competing against in almost everything one of your assets?

It’s a touchy subject that many rivals don’t get into at all. Pretty much the same reason why the New York Giants and New York Jets didn’t trade with one another until this season.

However, at the general manager meetings on Monday, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman opened the door to a potential future trade with the Boston Red Sox. The two teams have traded with one another just once since Cashman took over his current role in 1998.


“If you’ve made the decision to make a move on somebody, for whatever reason, you want to cut the best deal,” Cashman said, per Chris Cotillo of Mass Live. “If the best deal happens to reside with an opponent within your division, you’ve got a recommendation to make to ownership.”

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom gave his two cents on the matter as well.

“I know the relationship between this organization and the Yankees is not like any other club, but really at the end of the day, our job as a group is to do what’s best for the Red Sox and to make sure what we’re factoring in appropriately,” Bloom said.

The lone trade between the Yanks and Sox under Cashman was at the deadline in 2014. Boston sent shortstop Stephen Drew and cash considerations to the Yankees for second baseman Kelly Johnson.

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