Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cashman Wants Two Pitchers. No More, No Less.

In this post from Peter Abraham Cashman is quoted as saying that the Yankees want two pitchers. They won't be "one and done" on that front. He also said that Wang and Joba are the only pitchers he currently has going into next season, a clear shot at Alfredo Aceves who is probably in tears right now. Don't worry Aceves, by my math, if Wang and Joba are the only pitchers we have, and Cashman signs 2 more pitchers that still leaves one opening on the rotation that you can compete against Pavano and Ponson for. Unless of course, Cashman decides to go for a 4 man rotation seeing the obvious benefit of Sabathia getting an extra 7 or 8 starts a season.


Eric Milton and Victor Zambrano are now free agents again. They both spent the year rehabbing on the Yankees' dime and will now likely go elsewhere. Those have to be the worse free agent signings ever. Well, close anyway:



It kind of reminds me of when we signed Octavio Dotel only to see him rehab all season, pitch terribly in the brief time he did pitch, and then sign a ridiculous contract with the Royals. We need to stop letting players rehab on our dime. I know we have the money, but c'mon. These one year deals for players coming off of major surgery are just not necessary.


Ian Kennedy is going to play winter ball, which is good. Here's hoping he recovers the magic he showed last September in his brief 3 start call up. He was unhittable then. Now? Very hittable. On that front, Hughes made a good start last night in the Arizona Fall League. He went 5 innings and did not allow a run. He's been a curious case, combining horrible starts with good ones to keep an odd balance. Consistency will be the key for him.


Lastly, the Yankees signed Sergio Mitre to a minor league deal thus neglecting the advice I offered two paragraphs ago against signing players rehabbing from major injuries. Mitre who is recovering from Tommy John, should be back in the mix by mid-summer unless there are any set backs, which there always is with Tommy John. Cashman did learn from his previous mistakes and included a club option for 2010, which means that Mitre can rehab on our dime for two seasons instead of one.

7 comments:

Antone said...

This might be a good idea for a funny post for you but I was thinking...who is the Barack Obama of the Yankees? Who is the John McCain of the Yankees? Who is the Sarah Palin of the Yankees? and who is the Joe Biden of the Yankees?

Including front office/managers/coaches/players.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

Jeter is certainly the Obama of the Yankees after the big speech at the Yankee Stadium finale. Posada is McCain - kind of creaky, a veteran, hot tempered. I'll go with Ian Kennedy as Palin. Just not enough experience and doesn't know how to deal with the media. And Moose is the Biden of the group. Or maybe he's McCain. I give up.

Bucky7588 said...

i'd suggest staying away from politics....it might upset people...

Fernando Alejandro said...

It was a good attempt Jane. I'm not sure how I would go about it.

raven said...

By signing another pitcher who has undergone surgery, Cashman just turns the New York Yankees into the Recovery Center of Seattle Grace Hospital. This team is jam-packed with way too many players who have seen the inside of the operation room.
Our Captain is Dr. McSteaming.
And Hank is Sarah Palin.

raven said...

Things can turn ugly for you when your team won the World Series.
And good morning, America, you now have a new prsident.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Wow Raven, I feel bad for that guy. At least he's being proactive about it.