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08:43 AM ET 06.18 | If the Yankees decide to add pitching before the trade deadline, there are a couple of arms that could help in the other dugout at Wrigley Field. Carlos Zambrano is the sexier name, but the Cubs right-hander has a truck load of emotional baggage, not to mention $27.25 million and two years remaining on a contract. And he is only 5-4 with a 4.59 ERA in the NL. More appealing to the Yankees is 34-year-old Ryan Dempster, who will start against the Bombers today in what amounts to an audition.

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June 18, 2011  08:45 AM ET

If ya ain't first, you're last

June 18, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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If ya ain't first, you're last

Bro, I wouldn't mind getting behind that avatar. My, my my what a fine behind she has.

Dear Cashman, it's time to revamp the starting rotation asap.

June 18, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Hey Rob. Nice ****.

June 18, 2011  09:28 AM ET

There are plenty of available pitchers - Scott Kazmir, Victor Zambrano, Oliver Perez, Kevin Millwood, Kei Igawa, Sidney Ponson and Chin-Ming Wang come to mind.

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June 18, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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There are plenty of available pitchers - Scott Kazmir, Victor Zambrano, Oliver Perez, Kevin Millwood, Kei Igawa, Sidney Ponson and Chin-Ming Wang come to mind.

That's a murderers row of bleh.

June 18, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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I mean that's a veritable who's who of garbage, washed up pitchersyikesunfortunately, there is a high chance NY has 1-2 of them by seasons endGetting back to the chicago pitchers....If it had to be one of them, I'd take a chance on zambrano.....he's nuts, but he is a front line guy, dumpster is ok, but do we need another 3-5 guy?

I think Cashman stated " there are guys you could get any day of the week, but you are only getting someone else's problem."
I don't think he wants to tie up payroll in those guys. CJ Wilson becomes FA next year. That one I can see.

June 18, 2011  10:21 AM ET
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I think Cashman stated " there are guys you could get any day of the week, but you are only getting someone else's problem."I don't think he wants to tie up payroll in those guys. CJ Wilson becomes FA next year. That one I can see.

Got to agree with Cashman's thinking there. Do you want a guy just for the sake of getting someone or do you want someone who you're sure can help you, not just you think can help you. The problem with that of course is to get a guy you're sure can help you, you have to really give something up and the Cubs aren't going to give Zambano away. Dempster on the other hand probably won't cost much but what are you really getting?

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June 18, 2011  11:39 AM ET
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Why not? It worked out with Colon and Garcia.

Why not Pedro while ur at it? Yankees resorting to their old ways, throw money at the problem & it will go away.

Can anyone name a yankee prospect they developed lately besides Gardner & Joba? No, bc they trade them all away. They have no farm system. Thats why they have to trade for the best every year.

June 18, 2011  11:50 AM ET
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There are plenty of available pitchers - Scott Kazmir, Victor Zambrano, Oliver Perez, Kevin Millwood, Kei Igawa, Sidney Ponson and Chin-Ming Wang come to mind.

Kei Igawa & Chin-Ming Wang come to mind?

That's some mind you've got there. Those two would have never even entered mine

June 18, 2011  11:55 AM ET

5 years ago who would have thought that there would be a column that said Zambrano would be a less sexier pick than Dempste

June 18, 2011  12:03 PM ET
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Kei Igawa & Chin-Ming Wang come to mind?That's some mind you've got there. Those two would have never even entered mine

Two more to add to the list - Hideki Irabu and Brien Taylor!!

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June 18, 2011  12:35 PM ET
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There are plenty of available pitchers - Scott Kazmir, Victor Zambrano, Oliver Perez, Kevin Millwood, Kei Igawa, Sidney Ponson and Chin-Ming Wang come to mind.

Are you serious? That's more like a list of washed up veterans, injury victims and MLB failures than a list of possible targets for the Yankees! Why in the world would the Yankees, with all the money they could ever need, pick through the FA garbage dumpster when they could acquire a top of the rotation starter such as Dempster or Zambrano?!

June 18, 2011  12:38 PM ET
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There are plenty of available pitchers - Scott Kazmir, Victor Zambrano, Oliver Perez, Kevin Millwood, Kei Igawa, Sidney Ponson and Chin-Ming Wang come to mind.

Are you serious? That looks more like a list of washed up vets, injury victims and MLB failures than a list of possible targets for the Yankees! Why in the world would the Yankees, with all the cash they could ever need, rummage through the FA garbage dumpster when they could acquire a top of the rotation starter like Dempster or Zambrano?!

June 18, 2011  12:38 PM ET
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Brien Taylor does'nt even deserve to be on this list. He was a total waste of the #1 draft pick.

According to Wikipedia, Brien Taylor is currently 39 years old and works as a bricklayer with his father. According to financial records filed in a child support application, he makes $909 per month. He is the father of five daughters. Taylor still lives with his parents, at the end of a street named after him, in a two-story brick and frame house that he built using his signing bonus.

 
June 18, 2011  12:50 PM ET

So now we are reduced to Dempster Diving.....

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