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Brian Cashman was aggressive in the pitching market, but the Yankees didn't end up with what they wanted.
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told me this morning. That he was very agree that going after pitching help. High -- starters blowing starters relievers. I was on all of that Cashman said. Specifically the Yankees targeted Mariners lefthander Jarrod Washburn. The -- percent of -- prospect Austin Jackson in return. Yankees also one of several clubs to inquire about Mariners right hander Felix Hernandez. Who is under club control for two more seasons after this one. As -- -- -- the target was Heath Bell. Yankees' idea it was to get they'll make in the setup man for Mario Rivera and possibly put Phil Hughes or Alfredo Saturday's. Back into the rotation. Dodgers ever got close in their attempt to blockbuster for Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzales and closer Heath Bell. But just imagine if it's simply gotten bell. At that point the Dodgers would have had to former All-Star closers bill or righty in George Cheryl lefty setting up for Jonathan Broxton. The ability to shorten games would have made their rotation much less of an issue and make no mistake the rotation still is an issue. Jason Schmidt pitched well Friday night but topped out at 87 miles per hour. Only two National League teams are getting fewer innings at a they started for the Los Angeles Dodgers. We will not know the true results of the -- fire sale until 2011 or 2012. But the early returns on the team's biggest trade of the past twelve months are not good. For Jason day. When he applause of Jason day mind you. The Pirates acquired Brandon Moss Craig Hansen and dealer -- in a minor league pitcher named Brian Morris. That was not nearly enough especially when the rays also where after bay and might of offered a superior package. Not long after that whole thing the rays traded Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel. Presumably either or both of them could've been -- Relievers and hitters will be an ample supply during the August waiver period but good luck trying to find a quality starting pitcher. Diamondbacks lefty Doug Davis might be one of the best available. He likely will clear waivers in the because they're unlikely to offer Davis arbitration. There was precious little action on Davis in July. When I mentioned to a Diamondbacks club official that the offers might be much better in August he said. It can't be much worse.