Brian Cashman has been busy over the past week. The Yankees GM acquired Zach Britton, J.A. Happ, and Luke Voit, added $2.5 million in international signing bonus money, and cleared room on the 40-man roster.
Unfortunately, the Yankees received some bad injury news over the past seven days, too. First, Gary Sanchez re-aggravated his groin strain and was placed back on the disabled list. He is expected to be out until late August/early September. To make matters worse, Aaron Judge was plunked in the wrist on Thursday and will miss at least the next three weeks with a chip fracture.
The good news is that Cashman has a few more days to add another bat to the lineup, grab a backup outfielder, or make a last-ditch effort to improve the rotation. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
What is the one move the Yankees have to make before the deadline passes?
The Orioles are selling just about any player on their team with a pulse now. The Nationals and Giants have both fallen back in the standings and probably should consider selling. The Braves are interested in Sonny Gray, and the Rays have been scouting Justus Sheffield. Those are just a few of the teams that the Yankees could try to strike a deal with. What is the one move you’d like to see Cashman make to improve the team before August 1st? Head over to the FanPost section and share your answer. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
Feel free to address the one thing the Yankees should have done if you submit your answer after the deadline ends Tuesday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (August 3rd) for your post to be considered.