NEW YORK -- It is no secret that Hal Steinbrenner's club is searching for starting pitching, and the Yankees' managing general partner said he specifically outlined part of the preseason budget for this purpose, allowing general manager Brian Cashman to shop freely in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. "I think there's definitely a need. It's definitely one of the areas we're going to be looking at," Steinbrenner told reporters on Wednesday at Major League Baseball headquarters in Manhattan. "We've got some flexibility payroll-wise, as you know. The question is, what's going to be available and what are the asks?"