They've already seen Jarrod Washburn go to Detroit (fantastic deal by the Tigers) for two young pitchers, a cue that the Yanks' second tier prospects might be too low in their system to have interested Seattle (or that there's a real gap between the Austin Jacksons and the Jesus Monteros to the next tier).
With the Red Sox primed to get a professional hitter in Victor Martinez from Cleveland, the best thing that could happen to the Yanks is that Roy Halladay stays a Blue Jay.
But as Brian Cashman said the other day, he was prepared to go with this group. And there's always August...UPDATE from the cab to the park: ESPN report that Jerry Hairston Jr. is coming Cincy can't be good news for Cody Ransom, and Shelley Duncan is on the way the Scranton Times Trib. UPDATE from ballpark: Yankees exec confirms Hairston for Class A catcher Chase Weems, said Yanks were "not close'' on Washburn. Shelley Duncan is here.