Via Marc Carig, the Yankees primary goal at the moment is to improve their pathetically weak bench, which explains the Ty Wigginton rumors. “The bench is the area of priority as of right now,” said GM Brian Cashman. “That doesn’t mean we’re not open to anything else. But if you ask me what’s the priority? What’s the area of weakness? It’s the bench.” Colin Curtis and Chad Huffman were great in that comeback win against the Dodgers, but are otherwise unspectacular. Ramiro Pena is an automatic out, and Kevin Russo seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth. So yeah, having some decent reserves would be nice.
Hopefully the bullpen will be fixed shortly thereafter.