Ahead of the August MLB trade deadline, the New York Yankees will look to get MVP candidate Aaron Judge some outfield help, and trades with the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, or rival Baltimore Orioles are possible in that pursuit.
The Yankees are seven games better than any team not just in the American League, but the entire MLB. The team has been off to a ridiculous start in 2022, and it’s been led by impending free agent Aaron Judge. However, that doesn’t mean they are not going to look to improve on certain weaknesses ahead of the trade deadline next month.
One area that certainly could use an upgrade is in left field. The platoon of Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo are batting a combined .196 through the first 78 games of the season. While the team has certainly overcome the lack of offensive production from left, that is not a combo they can head into the playoffs with.