Via Anthony Rieber: Brian Cashman confirmed that he is not looking for bullpen help in the weeks leading up to Spring Training. “I cannot talk about players on the free-agent market,” said the GM. “But I am not looking for bullpen help, I can tell you that.”
The Yankees figure to open the season with Mariano Rivera, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Boone Logan, Clay Rapada, and David Aardsma in the bullpen. The seventh and final spot will likely go to a long man, possibly the loser of the Ivan Nova/David Phelps fifth starter competition. I’d love to see them trade Logan for help elsewhere and/or pursue Matt Lindstrom, but finding a reliever isn’t exactly a pressing matter at this point. They need a bat or two.