There are just too many hints at something tonight not to pass them along. First up is Buster Olney @ 9pm:
Heard this: Yankees working very hard tonight on deal for starting pitcher. Remember that they came close to deal for Aaron Harang in summer
Then Ken Davidoff about 20 minutes ago:
Hear that #Yankees have "two or three" serious trade talks for starting pitcher - A. Harang isn't one of them.
Then Ken Rosenthal shortly thereafter:
Source: Yankees in "active negotiations" for a starting pitcher. Not Harang. Trying to find out who.
This would be a trade, not a free-agent signing.
Then Ken Davidoff again:
Tweeps, I'm not teasing you. I don't know who the pitchers/teams are re: #Yankees trades. Trying to find out...
No mention of the Braves, but I'm still curious... very, very curious.
[UPDATE 10:40] Now Jon Heyman rules out the Zambrano rumor:
#yanks in talks for starting pitcher. doesnt appear to be harang. maybe not zambrano either (tho they talked to #cubs)
And by process of elimination, doesn't it just about have to be Lowe, or some trade target we haven't heard of yet.