Despite sitting first in the AL East, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wants to make his team even more of a powerhouse, and he's apparently willing to go all-in.
Cashman would do "whatever it takes" to acquire Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer before the July 31 trade deadline, a Yankees source told SNY's John Harper.
Scherzer has made at least 30 starts in 10 straight seasons, winning three Cy Young Awards along the way, and owns a career ERA of 3.19.
The consensus opinion around baseball, however, is that the Nationals won't make the 34-year-old right-hander available.
"No chance," a person in the Nationals organization recently told Harper. "Even if (GM Mike) Rizzo wanted to do it, ownership wouldn't let him. They want Scherzer to be their first Hall of Famer."
While New York's rotation already ranks fourth in the AL with a 3.97 ERA, it's missing Luis Severino and Domingo German, along with depth pieces Jordan Montgomery and Jonathan Loaisiga.