It’s obviously all about pitching, pitching, pitching. The Yankees did their due diligence on Machado but were unwilling to deal their top prospects for the impending free agent. According to a source, they were more in on Hand, but he ended up in Cleveland with top catching prospect Francisco Mejia winding up in San Diego. Zach Britton makes a lot of sense as given his power sinker allows him to pitch to both lefties and righties effectively. The Yankees already have a loaded bullpen but with Aroldis Chapman continually battling left knee tendinitis — albiet at an elite level — and the starters sometimes not providing enough length, you can’t have enough relief arms.