The Yankees being .500 at the All-Star break is certainly unfamiliar territory for a team that has won 27 world championships. That being said, the baseball operations department of the Yankees, headed up by general manager Brian Cashman, believes that selling is the best course of action for this team.
For Cashman, the only thing standing in his way of achieving that plan is the business side, and owner Hal Steinbrenner. The owner, along with team president Randy Levine both believe that the team is still in contention.
If the Yankees do decided to sell, they have a lot of attractive assets. Aroldis Chapman will certainly draw a bunch of interest, as will Nathan Eovaldi, Ivan Nova and Carlos Beltran.
More from around the American League East:
- During the spring, according to a report from ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Manny Machado’s agents presented the team with a long-term extension. Bowden went further to say that it was Machado that told him this information, and that the team hasn’t responded to said offer.
- After looking grim, the Red Sox and draft pick Jason Groome have agreed to a deal with a $3.65 million signing bonus.
- Are the Rays really out of playoff contention?
- Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star presented four players that could help the Blue Jays via a trade for the playoff push.