Contender- New York Yankees

• New York – The Yankees seem pretty solid everywhere, except for a short-term replacement for Alex Rodriguez who could miss a month, and potentially an arm or two at the back of the bullpen.
• Possible Scenarios – Start Eduardo Nunez at the hot corner and see if he might be a possible heir apparent to A-Rod, and stick with the bullpen they have.  The pitching staff, as a whole for the Bronx Bombers, currently  has the fourth lowest ERA in the AL, so maybe they don’t make any moves. The Yankees could also try to deal for an established player to play third base while Rodriguez is out. The Yanks have used a lot of rentals in the past and seem to favor them to longer term additions. In this situation a rental makes a lot of sense seeing that it is not finding an A-Rod long-term replacement, but rather finding a short-term fix. This situation may provide the Yankees a chance to find the former though. Jamey Carroll and Mike Aviles are possible stop-gap players. Grant Balfour, Brian Fuentes and Leo Nunez are also potential trade candidates here.

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