Wayne Franklin is the new LOOGY in town.
Whenever I hear the name “franklin” these days, I think of the Orlando Jones character “Clifford Franklin” from the movie The Replacements. And, then I hear “Clifford Franklin is lookin’ for a new ho!” in my head. (One of the funniest lines in a sports comedy, to me. But, then again, I can be strange sometimes on things like that.)
Anywho, the Yankees new Franklin is no kid. He’s 31. And, he’s been around the block. In the last 5 years, he’s been in 4 big league cities now. And, he’s been pounded pretty good in some spots.
The word is that he has average stuff, and when he can control the zone, is a capable pitcher. But, you can say that about any minor league vet – like this one.
If the Yankees are smart, they’ll let Franklin play catch with Mo before every game and see if they can catch lightning twice.