The Yankees are looking harder at the outfield market than the pitching market, as they still have concerns about Brett Gardner's elbow situation.Either would be a nice pick up, but I still find it hard to believe that the Yankees will add much to the payroll. Either way, this will be something to follow as Brett Gardner tries to come back. If for any reason he can't, then I'd say the likelihood of a move will increase greatly.
They've talked to the Phillies about Shane Victorino and the Diamondbacks about Justin Upton, but Upton is a major long shot for them and right now they see the price tag as too high on either. Victorino may be slightly more realistic eventually, though.
GM Brian Cashman said on Sunday asking prices are generally too high, and that the deals available weren't worth it to make "marginal'' improvements.
Monday, July 16, 2012
From Jon Heyman: