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.