From Ken Rosenthal -
The three AL East contenders — the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays — all sent scouts to watch right-hander Jon Lieber, who pitched Wednesday night, and right-hander Cory Lidle, who pitches Thursday. The Cardinals and Reds were among the other clubs represented.
I’ve already gone on record about Lieber.
So, I thought I would share some thoughts on Lidle.
When the A’s had him, from 2001 to 2002, he was a good pitcher. He then went to the Blue Jays in 2003 and the Reds in 2004 – and stunk in both spots.
When he joined the Phillies, he became an average pitcher – not good but not bad. He’ll get you about 6 IP each time out.
With the Yankees offense, if they picked him up now, Lidle could win 7 games over the next two months.
Basically, he won’t kill you – but, he’s not going to go 10-2 in New York over the remainder of the season.
For the right price, I would take him. But, I would rather have Lieber.