Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yankees Sign Gaudin and Logan

Looks like the Yankees avoided arbitration with Chad Gaudin and Boone Logan, signing the former for $2.95 million and the latter to a $590,000 deal. These are reasonable contracts for these players, considering that Gaudin made $2 million last season and Logan $427,500. With Mitre already signed to a $850,000 contract with incentives that can bring it to the $1.25 million range, the Yankees have acquired good rotation and bullpen depth for the low low cost of $4.4 million. And this got me thinking...What happens if come spring training Phil Hughes is pitching like the 2008 Phil Hughes, Joba's pitching like the 2009 Joba, and Gaudin is pitching like the 1892 Cy Young? Would the Yankees give Gaudin the 5th starter spot? Gaudin did pitch pretty good for us last season, though it was a small sample size, and the Yankees were not confidant enough to use him in the post season.


Rich Mahogany said...

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Anonymous said...

The problem with Gaudin is he gets hurt by lefties (as bad as Burnett was in Game 5 of the World Series, I can't imagine Gaudin facing Utley, Howard, and Ibanez and really coming up with anything better) and facing a good-hitting team (which a lot of AL teams are, obviously) he can't fool the batters too many times through the order.

That said, he's a good piece for the bullpen. Worth as much money as he was paid? Yeah, probably not... but he will be useful.

Anonymous said...

also now that I apparently inspired a post, ROFL:

Gaudin vs. RHB:
.249/.318/.409/.728, 88 OPS+
325 K, 116 BB, 2.80 K/BB
Gaudin vs. LHB:
.293/.389/.433/.822, 114 OPS+
140 K, 167 BB, 0.84 K/BB

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

He really does struggle with lefties, in all facets of his life apparently.