2) Padres trade destinations for Josh Hader: New York Yankees
Since the All-Star break, no team in the majors has struggled at the backend of games more than the New York Yankees. They are having trouble just getting the ball to their closer Clay Holmes against two inferior teams in the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels.
Sitting in the basement of the American League East and just a couple of games back in the Wild Card, this could be a make-or-break trade deadline for GM Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone. Their jobs could very well be on the line and there may be major changes if they don't make the postseason or get eliminated early. Right now, a big reason why they are in the basement of the AL East is because of their backend.
Yes, their offense has struggled in the absence of Aaron Judge, but their bullpen is lacking a dominating left-hander and that one extra reliever to get the ball to Holmes. Gerrit Cole pitched well enough against the Rockies on Sunday to pick up another win, but their bullpen blew the game in the late innings. Luis Severino pitched well against the Angels on Monday, but again, the bullpen fell apart late before getting the ball to Holmes.
The pressure is on the Yankees and in situations like this, Cashman has made deadline moves and sometimes he's overpaid for a player despite Hader being a free agent after the season, he would fit in very well in their bullpen.