Having had a shaky starting rotation this season, the Yankees number one priority from now until July 31st is to acquire a pitcher or two to make a successful run in the second half. General manager Brian Cashman made a huge delivery this morning.
The Yankees acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Vidal Nuno. McCarthy is an experienced pitcher, and can be a huge boost to the pitching staff if he puts up some quality numbers.
With the Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija trade that went down on Friday, the pitching market is starting to become limited. However, the Yankees are wanting to dig deep and add another pitcher. While Chase Whitley and David Phelps have done a great job, you can never have enough pitching.
Rumors are flying around that it is a “must” that the Yankees grab Cliff Lee. If that doesn’t work out, they also have the option to keep Shane Greene from Triple-A Scranton. Greene is 2-0 in his last four starts, allowing six runs in 24 innings of work. They still are continuing to keep their eyes locked on David Price as well.
Either way, the Yankees need some more pitching. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds as the trading continues.
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