What exactly did you have in mind? Who was available that wouldn't have cost the Yanks to pay through the nose? Ubaldo was the best thing around, but he hasn't looked worthy of Montero plus one of the Killer B's.
"After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio