December 22, 2009
The Cincinnati Reds' Aaron Harang(notes) was of interest to the team at some point this off-season but doesn't appear to be the target at this juncture, according to New York Newsday. This paper also claims the Yanks are in serious conversations with two or three different teams in the hopes of grabbing one good hurler.
One of those team is believed to be the Atlanta Braves, which is trying to unload Derek Lowe(notes). A beat writer at the Atlanta Journal Constitution took a call from a New York writer last night wondering what was shaking between the Yanks and the Braves, if anything. Lowe's got three years and $45 million left on his deal and the Yanks are one of the few teams that could actually pay that kind of dough in this economy.