August 13, 2009

Yanks not interested in Harang, Arroyo or Smoltz

Via Jayson Stark (h/t MLBTR):

Even after adding Chad Gaudin, Russ Ortiz and Jason Hirsh, the Yankees were still poking around, looking for starting pitching depth on the waiver-wire circuit this week. But they appear to have no interest in the two high-priced Reds pitchers who cleared: Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo. And we're hearing they're not one of the clubs with Smoltz on their shopping list.

Ok… So who are they interested in? It looks like Gaudin is starting this Sunday to give Joba Chamberlain a couple extra days rest. Meanwhile, Ortiz and Hirsch are stuck in Triple-A, and are both No. 6 starters in the Majors at this point.

I actually don’t mind the starters the Yankees are using right now. I have been rooting for a strong addition to the bullpen all along. As Matt pointed out over at BBD, that guy could be Damaso Marte. However, if Marte is still unhealthy, I hope the Yankees would pursue an alternative.

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