It's been an unexpectedly interesting few days in Yankeeland to say the least. For every roster hole they've filled, they've created another one. If the regular season started tomorrow, the Yankees would have 3 health-related question marks in Tanaka, Pineda, and Sabathia occupying the top 3 spots of their rotation and 2 guys at the back end in Phelps and Warren who have spent the bulk of their Major League time working out of the bullpen. That's bad. What's good is that we know the Yanks aren't going to stand pat with what they have there. Their primary focus for the rest of the Winter Meetings and the foreseeable future is beefing up the rotation. But how? And with whom?
Brandon McCarthy is the first name that comes to mind. The next 2, based on logic and growing perception in response to the D-Rob move, are Jon Lester and Max Scherzer. But what about after them? Who are the next names that make sense to go after now that we know the team needs multiple starters? Francisco Liriano sounds like he's going back to Pittsburgh, Justin Masterson may be going to Boston, and I haven't heard a peep about the Yanks being interested in James Shields.
Does Edinson Volquez do anything for you? Ervin Santana? Beachy? Medlen? Billingsley? Or is it basically 2 of those first 3 or bust at this point? Where else do the Yankees look for rotation help if they truly aren't willing to spend the dollars and years on the big fish?