In the meantime, look for Cashman to spend his saved money on shoring up the bullpen, with re-signing Kerry Wood a new priority. And in addition to re-signing Pettitte, he'll still be exploring the trade market with the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano, who experienced a turnaround both in temperament and results under the tutelage of new Yankee pitching coach Larry Rothschild the last six weeks of last season, a likely target.In 36 games (20 starts) in 2010, the 29-year-old went 11-6 with a 3.33 ERA for the Cubs. He's also set to make $17.875M this season and $18M in 2012. He's also got a vesting player option for 2010 worth $19.25M.
He would be a very interesting pickup, especially with Rothschild in the mix. Of course it would all depend on who the Yankees would have to give up.