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The Yankees May Have Trade Deadline Regrets

New York Yankee general manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media during the New York Yankees press conference to introduce Gerrit Cole at Yankee Stadium on December 18, 2019 in New York City.
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The New York Yankees were MLB’s best team in the first half.

The team, however, has been scuffling for a while now, and while they still hold a healthy division lead, they might be starting to get really worried.

They no longer have the best record in MLB, and the Houston Astros tied them in the American League, too.

They no longer are the best team in New York, either.

“The #Yankees are now 1-7 since the trade deadline and 7-13 since the All-Star break,” SI.com’s Max Goodman tweeted.

The Yankees dealt struggling outfielder Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Jordan Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals.

They also flipped several prospects, although they managed to keep the best three: Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, and Jasson Dominguez.

Their deadline haul wasn’t bad at all: Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino, Scott Effross, Clayton Beeter (prospect), Andrew Benintendi, and Harrison Bader are now Yankees.

They haven’t all been effective in their brief time as Yankees, most notably Montas and the injured Bader, who is sidelined until September.

 

The Yankees Have Been Struggling For A While

The Yankees’ issues, however, extend well beyond the deadline.

Regression has hit them, and some untimely injuries messed up the starting pitching and bullpen depth.

They have lost Chad Green, Luis Gil, and Michael King for the season, and Luis Severino and Zack Britton remain sidelined.

Other major contributors have visited the injured list, too.

In addition to that, they appear reluctant to bench struggling shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, even with two capable alternatives in Triple-A in Peraza and Oswaldo Cabrera.

With roster construction and injury issues, the Yankees’ weaknesses have been exposed in recent weeks.




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