Yankees, Mets Face Difficult Trade Decisions in Balancing Present vs. Future

The year is 2015, but in New York, it's feeling more like 2006 or 2007. For the first time since then, both the Yankees and the Mets have a real shot at playing baseball in October.

To get there, however, the Yankees and Mets may first have to make some moves ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. And on that front, both are dealing with the ol' Present vs. Future conundrum: They could go for it now, but doing so could compromise their capacity to go for it later.

But first, the basic...

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