"And we're prepared to make offers to Burnett and Lowe."That's A.J. Burnett and Derek Lowe, two pretty solid pitchers to have on any team. Add them to a rotation with Sabathia and you're immediately in contention. But they don't care about "contention". They want the season to be over before it even begins, so they're going for an even bigger prize: Jake Peavy.
The Yankees' Brian Cashman and Padres' Kevin Towers discussed Padres right-hander Jake Peavy at the general managers' meetings earlier this month in Dana Point, Calif. "Right now, I need to stay focused with National League clubs," Towers told Cashman. "If I'm not able to get close with any of them, I'll circle back to you." Well, Towers is officially circling, and the Yankees remain interested in Peavy, despite their apparent plan to buy every top free-agent pitcher by the end of the weekend.At this rate the Yankees are going to be forced to install the little-used 8-man rotation. Sources: Pads, Yanks had 'numerous' Peavy talks [Fox Sports] Steinbrenner confirms Sabathia, Burnett, and Lowe [Examiner]