After a drubbing to Sergio Mitre last night, Yankees skipper Joe Girardi admitted that the team is hurting for depth at the back end of their rotation, reports Marc Carig at the Newark Star-Ledger:
"I'm not sure we have a lot of options at this point," Girardi said. "[Mitre's] got to get it done."
The Yankees weren't able to make a move for pitching before the 4 p.m. deadline yesterday, but Carig provides this quote from GM Brian Cashman:
"I think over the years, this trade deadline is no longer even in existence... The waiver stuff is not going to prevent deals in August. Guys are going to get through because people are going to be afraid to claim and get stuck with money that they can't afford. And so the July 31 trade deadline is more of a fictitious one now, anyway."
Girardi reportedly said Friday he does not believe the dealing to be finished on the Yankees' end. So who would make sense in a deal? And why is Paul Byrd still unsigned?