Odds & Ends: Yankees, Marquis, Washburn

A fresh batch of links for your Saturday afternoon enjoyment…

  • Sweeny Murti of WFAN gathered a quote from Yankees GM Brian Cashman on the club's starting pitching depth:  "Right now I don't feel like we need a guy…because we're going internal and waiting to see how that works out."  In other words, they probably won't take part in the Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee sweepstakes.
  • Tracy Ringolsby, writing for FOXSports.com, notes how a change of scenery has benefited 30-year-old right-hander Jason Marquis, who was named to his first All-Star team earlier this month.
  • Mike Lipka of the Associated Press, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer, suggests Jarrod Washburn's chances of being moved hinge on the Mariners' play over the next few weeks.  If the M's begin to slip back in the AL West, the left-hander will almost definitely be wearing a different uniform in August.
  • Rickey Henderson, 50, acknowledged Friday that his playing days are over.  But, as the all-time stolen base leader told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, he would love to pursue a career in coaching.
  • Crasnick appeared on Portland, Maine's CMSB this morning and touched on several of the topics we've been throwing around here the past few weeks.  He, like other experts have echoed recently, called the chances of a Halladay deal "50-50."

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