Earlier this week (or maybe last week) the Yanks were discussing a deal with the Reds for Bronson Arroyo and asked if they would pick up some of his $17 million contract. That I can understand, but missing out on a pitcher you might need because of just $650K is ridiculous, especially when it's the Yankees we're talking about.
Now don't get me wrong, Brian Bannister is not going ot be the savior, but he would be a solid number five starter on this staff. As of today he was 6-7 with a 3.80 ERA, which ain't too shabby. He also is just 28-years-old and is making just $1.74 million this season.
Maybe they want to see what's going to happen with Jarrod Washburn first before making any other deals or decisions on deals, which I completely understand. He's the better pitcher, and he's probably their main target right now anyway. But if they the cannot land Washburn a guy like Bannister isn't such a plan B.