How Yankees Can Fix Most Crucial Problems

USA Today Sports

Despite their laundry list of injuries, the Yankees remain right in the thick of the playoff race at 46-39. They're six games back in the AL East and just 1½ games back of the Orioles for the second wild-card spot, and those two teams meet for three games in the Bronx this weekend.

The Yankees typically handle all of their roster-building business in the offseason -- their last significant trade-deadline pickup was Bobby Abreu way back in 2006. They tend to tinker and seek out marginal upgrades at the deadline rather than a cornerstone piece. That might change this year due to the injuries, however.

As GM Brian Cashman has shown in recent weeks, he's willing to make even the tiniest...

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