It seems Edwin Jackson is finally off the market after agreeing to a deal with the Nationals. Jackson seemed to be the top free agent still available, and now I guess that title falls to Roy Oswalt.
The Yankees clearly haven’t been in the market for a starting pitcher since making a pair of deals on Friday the 13th. The players who matter most to the Yankees are hitters, and Brian Cashman has made it clear that he’d like to trade an arm for a bat.
Why not jump into the deep free agent market for designated hitters?
It could be that the asking prices are still pretty high. Jayson Stark reported this afternoon that Vladimir Guerrero and Johnny Damon are each still looking for roughly $5 million, and I’m not sure the Yankees are looking to make that sort of commitment to players who are clearly trending the wrong direction.