From the Post:
Yankees scout Jim Benedict watched the Marlins’ Dontrelle Willis pitch yesterday in St. Petersburg. The club didn’t have a scout at the first two Marlins-Devil Rays games. It’s significant that Benedict went because Cashman trusts his evaluation of pitchers. The Marlins are expected to trade Willis before the July 31 deadline.
This is strictly a gut-feel-thing, but, when I hear that the Yankees are interested in Dontrelle Willis, the only thing that comes to my mind is the Britt Burns deal from 1985.
This does not mean that I would be against a deal for D-Train. It just means that I would be very careful to only give up spare parts and Grade C prospects in the trade.
I hope, if the Yankees are after Willis, that Cashman has the same spider-sense warning signals that I have on this one – and proceeds accordingly.