The Yankees have had a rather strict budget so far this offseason, but over the next couple of weeks they will meet to determine whether or not they should expand their budget as they continue to look for pitching to bolster their rotation, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
The Yankees have been connected to both Hiroki Kuroda and Edwin Jackson lately, but haven’t like the contracts for either. Perhaps this is the first sign that they might cave on holding firm with the payroll in order to improve their rotation. Kuroda remains more likely because he should take a one-year deal while Jackson will probably need a five year pact.
One other pitcher on the market whom they may be considering is Roy Oswalt. They have been reluctant to get into discussions with him because of his back issues, but perhaps the idea of getting him on a one-year deal will change their minds.
We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems as if the Yankees may make a move yet.