From the J. Vazquez post in the General Forum:
TheYanks04 wrote:Unfortunately, latest reports are that the Yanks are now planning on keeping him. Milton and Vaz at the bottom of the rotation...should be good by themselves for 1.5 Ls every 5 games on avg.
According to the New York Daily News, the Yankees are prepared to make a four-year offer to Carl Pavano.
The paper believes the Yankees will give up on acquiring Randy Johnson (until July anyway) and try to enter next season with a rotation of Mike Mussina, Pavano, Javier Vazquez, Eric Milton and Jaret Wright. They could still ink Pavano and try to re-sign Orlando Hernandez as a sixth starter. Kevin Brown will be dumped on another team, maybe Atlanta.
Things may change, but it is looking like the D'backs are just way out of the ball park on their trade demands. It is plausible that the Yanks have decided to move on. They can't wait for for Colango to come to his senses while people are being signed.
I say this is great news for the Cards if the Yanks really do bow out. That's a big if. I mean a big...
Assuming this is true, I am feeling really good about this team's Free Agent situation. We've got the insider corner on a cheaper Renteria, a good shot at a second baseman in Polanco, a cheap arm in Morris, and trade talks going for Zito, Hudson, and hopefully Johnson (with the talent to trade for any of them).