Via Ben Nicholson-Smith:
"Yankees maintain interest in re-signing Luis Ayala, who spent '11 season w/ NY."
That was pretty much my reaction to reading that news late last night, right down to me almost shooting my computer in horror. Luis Ayala sucks, plain and simple. He served a purpose last year and then all of that was ruined when Joe decided to use him in a high-leverage spot in the ALDS. I don't need to be reminded of that every time I see Ayala take the mound again; no Yankee fan does. Let some other team take Ayala and use the last few bullpen spots for young guys. One of them is just keeping a place warm for Joba anyway.