Thursday, July 12, 2012
Trade Deadline Anyone?
The Yankees find themselves in an interesting spot. They're first in the division by 7 games, which is great, but they've recently lost Andy Pettitte who was a stabilizing force in the rotation, and even Sabathia has been hobbled of late. The Yankees have stated that Pettitte could be back by the end of August at the earliest, but I'd be surprised if anyone could come back from a fractured ankle that quickly. A lot of force comes down on that ankle with each pitch, and 100 pitches a game is the expectation. So as the season progresses, the question becomes, do we trade for a pitcher to replace Pettitte, or do we stay put and try to mash our way to the next championship?