Surely, the Yankees do not need more great players to win, but it always pays to strengthen the team and that’s why the trade deadline of July 31st could prove to be an important one for the Yankees.
Who could be the great pitchers for New York Yankees?
Bruce Chen of Kansas City Royals
Bruce Chen, the lefty of Kansas City Royals is a great pick for the Yankees. The only Yankee lefty is C.C. Sabathia and the team could very well do with one more southpaw. Chen is the best pitcher of Kansas City Royals and has an ERA of 3.26.
Aaron Harang of San Diego Padres
During the first half of 2011 season, Aaron Harang has had a record of 7-2 and a 3.45 ERA. Harang could once top 200 strikeouts in a single season. His contract ends right after the season which makes him a great risk-free pick for the Yankees.
Livan Hernandez of Washington Nationals
Livan Hernandez is the half-brother of former Yankee, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez who was World Series champion 3 times. Hernandez can string together about 4 or 5 outstanding starts and is just the pick for 2011.
Wandy Rodriguez of Houston Astros
Wandy Rodriguez, the lefty of Houston Astros, is a great pick to fit the Yankee’s need for a second lefty in the team. Rodriguez has a 6-6 record and 3.52 ERA. He is 31 years old and makes a moderate investment for the Yankees for the future years.
Ted Lilly of Los Angeles Dodgers
Like Rodriguez and Chen, Lilly is also a southpaw, much needed for the starting rotation of the Yankees. His career benchmark is 4.22 ERA and 119-105 record.