In taking a last look for the day on any evening news I might have missed, I couldn't help noticing the number of items detailing interest in players that the Yankees supposedly have. For starters, they have talked to the Mariners about LH pitcher Jarrod Washburn. Also, being reported by the New York Post is their ongoing interest in Pirates reliever Damasco Marte and Rockies Brian Fuentes. In addition, they are considering going after Mark Teixeira to play first base and possibly, the Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez. The New York Daily News reported that during interviews at last week's All-Star game, Hal Steinbrenner told GM Brian Cashman to make whatever deals he deemed necessary, including trading prized prospects. I guess if you cast a wide enough net, you have a better chance of landing something.