From the S.I. Advance:
– the Yankees seem to be slanting their trade talks toward pitching. They had two executives in Cleveland on Saturday to see Seattle starter Gil Meche and lefty reliever Ron Villone. And the Mariners sent a scout to Anaheim specifically to watch the Yankees for four games.
At best, Meche is a below average pitcher. Villone, being a lefty, could be of some service. But, why are the M’s looking at the Yankees big league team? Who on the current roster would the Yankees trade for two so-so pitchers? This is somewhat distressing.