One of our anonymous commenters mentioned in the previous post that Gaudin "gets hurt by lefties." I thought this was worth investigating. Through the course of various interviews with teammates, coaches, friends, and ex-girlfriends, it seems that Gaudin does indeed get hurt by lefties.
Recalled one anonymous first base coach, "I remember one time, A-Rod told Gaudin that his shirt didn't fit right, and Chad was all, 'Whatever A-Fraud!' A-Rod wept, but Chad didn't even blink. It just rolled right off him. Then Damon walked by and told him his shirt didn't fit right. I don't think Chad ate for a week. It's just different with lefties for him."
One childhood friend explained that Gaudin has always struggled with lefties, often getting hurt by them. "Chad never really had any luck with lefties. He dated a few righties, and when they'd break up, it was like he didn't care. He just went on with his life. He could almost never land a lefty. But one time, he dated a lefty, and when they broke up, I don't think he $#!% for a week. It was the weirdest reaction to a break-up any of us had ever seen. He definitely gets hurt by lefties. Bad! I think he still cries about it."
It would seem that Gaudin does get hurt bad by lefties, but the Yankees have decided to take a chance on him anyway, giving him a one-year deal worth much more than I make by paying endless attention to the Yankees. The Yankees, anticipating this signing, decided not to resign Damon in order to avoid Gaudin being hurt again by a lefty. Hopefully, the strategy pays off.