The Yankees' search for a starting pitcher has run the gamut from Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee all the way down to Pirates minor league Ian Snell.
The Yankees seem determined to come away with a starter and also appear to have interest in Jarrod Washburn, Bronson Arroyo and Jon Garland. It's curious that Arroyo and Garland are two pitchers the Yankees are looking at while there appears to have been less discussion about their respective rotation mates, Aaron Harang and Doug Davis.
The consensus seems to be that it's very unlikely Halladay will be dealt in the AL East (Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi said all along that he'd request more from the AL East powers), and the Yankees talks with Lee were brief, as Cleveland made clear that Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes would have to be included.
The Yankees balked at Cincinnati's request that they pay the full $17 million left on Arroyo's contract, so that one's on hold for now.
While the Yankees weren't necessarily blown away by Snell, he remains a consideration. If they get Snell, though, that wouldn't stop their search for another starter.