The Yankees appear to be focusing in on relievers as the trade deadline approaches. By beefing up the bullpen, this would enable them to transition Alfredo Aceves to the rotation if the need arises.
Given that Sergio Mitre has allowed 17 hits over 10.2 innings, there’s a good chance that need will arise. Names that have come up: Scott Downs, Heath Bell and John Grabow, The Yankees are not involved in the Roy Halladay chase. But, of course, that could change.
Meanwhile, the Mets have canned controversial team exec Tony Bernazard, News conference within the hour. Bernazard is the guy who challenged a minor-league team to a fight. Or as Shelley Duncan would have called it, the greatest day ever.