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The Yankees “desperately” want to add a #2 starter to their rotation according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. And the two leading candidates should be very familiar to Rays fans.

The Yankees desperately seek a No. 2 starter, and fortunately for them, there are still many viable alternatives available on the trade and free agent markets…But ultimately, the choice could come down to Matt Garza or Edwin Jackson.

Jackson is a free agent, and is reportedly seeking a 5-year deal worth $60 million. Think about that for a second. Edwin Jackson wants $12 million per season, or $4 million more than any Rays pitcher will make in 2012.

On the other hand, Garza is apparently being dangled by the Cubs, as they try to re-stock their farm system, which of course was depleted when the Cubs acquired Garza from the Rays.


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  1. Joe says:

    Heck yeah we should consider Madson. Trust him so much more than I trust Farnsworth to repeat 2011.

  2. pete says:

    Only way i look at Madson is if he takes a 1yr 7 million dollar deal. Otherwise i would rather spend that money elsewhere. Mainly because i feel closers are over valued and because pitching in the AL East isn't like pitching in the National League.


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