It's no secret the New York Yankees and GM Brian Cashman would like to improve the teams pitching. After missing out of top of the line starters Cliff Lee and Dan Haren, the attention is likely moved to acquiring bullpen help.
With top starting pitchers Cliff Lee and Dan Haren off the market, the New York Yankees seem to have shifted their trade deadline focus to bullpen help. Once the Yankees strong point, the bullpen is a bit of a mess right now outside of closer Mariano Rivera.
Despite General Manager Brian Cashman's continued claim that the Yankees do not need another starting pitcher, the team continues to pursue the top names.
The Major League Baseball trade deadline is just ten days away. Teams will likely start moving along in trade discussions. Normally you can expect a big trade or two to come through before the deadline passes. There is however some uncertainty this year. Teams seem to be holding on to players or asking for a lot in return.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before a turn around can be put together. Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett has struggled the past two months and Saturday's start may be the worst yet. Not just because of his performance on the mound though. The worst part is what happened on his way into the clubhouse between innings.
Robinson Cano wanted to participate, the Yankees had other ideas. Was it right for the team to announce their decision to keep him out of the derby before telling him?