First pitch: To deal ... or not to deal?

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is skeptical that he’s going to be able to improve his roster at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

“The price tags suck, to be honest,” Cashman said bluntly on Sunday.

Sounds like the Yankees are going to stand pat. But should they?

Well, the Yankees have the best record in baseball, and should be getting CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, Brett Gardner and Joba Chamberlain back to fortify their rotation, offense and bullpen before the playoffs start.

Let’s be honest: Every team in the majors would be ecstatic if they could add that type of top-tier talent.

And the best part is, the Yankees don’t have to surrender any assets to get them back.

As of now, the Yankees look like a team that can do some serious playoff damage.

Whether it be tinkering, standing pat or surprising everyone with a major move, it’s up to Cashman to give the Yankees the best chance to win the World Series.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: If you’re Cashman, what would you do?

UP NOW: I wrote about Alex Rodriguez coming up small in a big spot Sunday. Of course, he did have two hits and a homer, so that’s got to be encouraging, no? Andy Pettitte remains on track for an early September return. ESPN Stats & Info’s Katie Sharp will have her Yankeemetrics and W2W4 blogs up as well.

ON DECK: Phil Hughes’ first start of the second half against the Blue Jays on Monday night at the Stadium. Wallace Matthews and Matt Ehalt will have you covered for the 7:05 p.m. start. Please make sure to frequent the blog, and, as always, thanks for reading.