Just a few notes and links as we creep closer and closer to the end of another quiet week for the Yankees.
• Joel Sherman said it on YES Network tonight, and he said it on Twitter earlier today: He believes that, one way or another, the Yankees will manage to add some sort of pitching depth this winter.
• Along those lines, the Yankees are still talking to various candidates — which is pretty standard protocol for Brian Cashman — and the market still has plenty of options (both good and bad).
• The Red Sox have already signed some rotation depth, and they’re at least discussing the possibility of adding Vicente Padilla to the mix. Padilla has worked as both a starter and a reliever in his career.
• One of the biggest names out there is still Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, and tonight he started playing in the Dominican Winter League to let teams see him in game action. The Marlins president has publicly admitted that Miami is prepared to make a serious run at Cespedes.
• Would Johnny Damon make another stop in the American League East? Roch Kubatko wonders whether the Orioles might be interested in Damon on a one-year deal.
• Jon Paul Morosi reports that there is growing optimism in Dallas that the Rangers will be able to come to an agreement with Yu Darvish.
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