So, here’s a thing. Even though the August 31 deadline has passed to have players be eligible for the postseason roster, the Yankees believe they could still trade for Ted Lilly and have him be eligible.
Even though the deal could happen Wednesday or later, the Yankees believe there is a loophole that because they were awarded the claim before the first of the month, they could use Lilly on their postseason roster.
Now, let me caution: I have no idea if this is true or not, and I’ve never heard of such a thing. I’ll try to do some research today to find out. But if it is true, then there’s still time to rectify the mistakes of yesterday. Make it happen!