Yankees Seek Starter On Open Market

The Yankees are interested in free agent hurlers John Lackey, Rich Harden, Joel Pineiro, and maybe Randy Wolf, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Although major league sources indicate that the the team is looking into landing Roy Halladay and their first priority continues to be re-signing Andy Pettitte, the Yanks will pursue alternatives on the open market.  Brian Cashman & Co. are also expected to  ink "at least one" free agent reliever, but will focus on starters first.

Rosenthal and Morosi surmise that Wolf and Pineiro are not high on the Yankees' list as the former is a lifelong National League pitcher and the latter was coming off of a five-year slide coming into '09.  The report also notes that injury-prone Harden has caught the eye of the Red Sox and Mariners.

Almost a month ago, Tim picked the Bombers as the team most likely to land Lackey, the top starter of this free agent class.  Do you agree with that assessment?  Should the Yankees pursue less stable, but more economical options in Wolf, Pineiro, and Harden?  Let's hear your thoughts in the comments section.

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