The jury is out as to whether the Yankees will be buyers or sellers as the July 31 trading deadline approaches.
Is a bear a Catholic? Does the Pope poop in the woods? Of course the Yankees will be buyers. With $250 million on the line, they can't afford to be anything else.
Those who are still skeptical should watch for a deal with the Pirates, says Daily News columnist Joel Sherman. General Manager Brian Cashman has his eye on lefty reliever Damaso Marte, and outfielder Xavier Nady, says Sherman.
Likewise, the Pirates are believed to be interested in several prospects, key among them young righty Ross Ohlendorf.