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Ranking the Yankees’ trade deadline priorities

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your article featured on the front page.

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We’re two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline, one that should be the most unpredictable in recent memory. It’s unclear if teams will aggressively pursue upgrades, or if they’ll just roll with what they have in-house. The Yankees, a team with their sights set on the World Series, have a number of needs they can address through the trade market, which brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:

What are the Yankees’ priorities ahead of the trade deadline?

Perhaps it’s a starting pitcher, because J.A. Happ and James Paxton have left a lot to be desired in their outings. The Yankees seem to always kick the tires on a starter at the deadline anyway. Maybe it’s someone to shore up the bullpen in Tommy Kahnle’s absence. Or maybe you want a rental bat, a player like Edwin Encarnación last year who could fill in for Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Write up your rankings, and we’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.

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 21st) for your post to be considered.