According to this article the Yankees are unwilling to tack on a fifth year to any offer made to Apple Jacks Burnett. When asked for comment, Carl Pavano said, "I just don't see why they wouldn't give this guy a fifth year. If they'd given me a fifth year I might have actually pitched for the Yankees. Four years just isn't enough time to get ready."
The Post is reporting that if the Yankees fail to sign two of the three free agent pitchers they're seeking that they might get involved in the bidding for Mark Teixeira and Manny Ramirez. This makes sense, since the Yankees primary weakness is their lack of players who can only DH and play first. Without at least five or six options at those positions you just can't expect to field a winner.
In other news, Ian Kennedy still sucks.