They have in the past...see Vazquez and Weaver. Look how well that worked. One huge bust in Weaver who was traded away for another loser in Brown. And they signed the other loser Vazquez to a 4 year, 44 M contract. Now they are scrambling to deal him before he loses all value by stinking it up in 05.
I've also noticed how Weaver bounced back pretty good this past year and how Vazquez was a STUD before coming to the Yankees. The more I think about it the more I think that maybe the Yankees are the problem and not the pitchers. I wonder how crappy Pedro would pitch if he signed with the yankees.
Making note to self: Don't pick any Yankees pitchers if you want to win in Whip/Era