Sunday, June 17, 2007
Whether it is a righty or a lefty, the Yankees are looking to bolster that weak bullpen. They are tired and could benefit from another arm. They are scouting Aki Otsuka and Eric Gagne, but it is uncertain whether Gagne has the Yankees on his list. They may also have interest in the Padres' Scott Linebrink, the Cubs' Michael Wuertz, Twins' Pat Neshek. All three pitchers are off to great starts. Neshek is 3-0 with a 1.10 ERA. Wuertz is 0-2 with a 3.23 ERA and Linebrink is 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA. Joe Torre is known for over using his bullpen and bringing in another arm would probably save a lot of games because not only would give guys like Vizcaino and Farnsworth some time to rest, but it would give them a solid arm to use in the late innings.