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MLB Trade Deadline: Yankees Still Not Sure What To Do, Mets Unlikely To Make Splash

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


With a little over 48 hours until the trade deadline, it’s finally time for the Yankees to figure out if they are buyers or sellers.

It’s not a clear-cut decision at this point. Heading into action Friday, the Yankees are six back of the Orioles for first place in the AL East and four back in the loss column of the Red Sox for the 2nd wild card.

A bad series in Tampa this weekend wouldn’t necessarily be the finishing blow for the Yanks playoff hopes, but they only have until Monday at 4 pm to decide whether or not to ship out players like Carlos Beltran or Andrew Miller.

Personally, even as a Yankees fan, I don’t think this team is constructed for an October run, and thus should be sellers. Unfortunately, my last name isn’t Steinbrenner, and I don’t get to make those decisions.

Hal and the gang are still holding onto the stubborn belief that the pinstripes can compete, and I wouldn’t even be surprised to see the team make an addition before the deadline if they have a winning weekend in Tampa.

Meanwhile in Queens, the Mets are treading water and perhaps starting to sink after Thursday afternoon’s disastrous loss to the Rockies.

It doesn’t seem like Terry Collins has a feel for his team anymore, and his 7th inning debacle is a clear sign of that.

Unfortunately for the Mets, there is no player like Yoenis Cespedes available at the deadline this year to help spark an October run, and even if there was, Sandy doesn’t have a chip like Michael Fulmer just chillin in the farm system waiting to be dealt.

Regardless of the moves both teams make at the deadline this year, I’m standing by the prediction I made when the second half of the season started a few weeks ago, both the Mets and Yankees will be on their couches when the playoffs begin in October.

The two teams will meet for four games August 1st through the 4th.  the first two games will be played at Citi Field, with the final two at Yankee Stadium. Currently, Mets tickets at Citi Field have an average ticket price of $148 for the two games, while NY Yankees tickets at Yankee Stadium have an average ticket price of just $140. Tickets to MLB games are available at Razorgator for fans looking to grab seats to this year’s Subway Series.

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