UPDATE: The Yankees offered Carl Pavano $10 million

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UPDATE:  Apparently it was more than talk. WFAN reports that the Yankees made a one-year, $10 million offer, plus incentives.  Yikes!

12:44 PM: We had a Pavano post, we had a Yankees pitching post.  Now, sweet synthesis:

Cashman admitted he had “several discussions” with agent for Pavano.

That from Peter Botte of the Daily News.

Look, I’m not going to begrudge a guy for doing whatever he can to improve a rotation that needs improving.  But Pavano? In New York again?  I don’t think the uptick in the team’s pitching would be worth a tenth of the fallout that kind of move would have caused.  Indeed, I bet that even the report of Cashman having the conversations will turn itself into a “the Yankees are lost at sea” column from someone at one of the half-sheets within the next couple of days.