I’m seeing quite a bit out there lately about the Yankees having an interest in trading for the Braves’ Will Ohman.
For the past four seasons, statistically speaking, Ohman’s been a useful relief pitcher – and he’s very tough on left-handed batters. But, I know that Cubs fans – at least some of them – were not thrilled with Ohman’s control being an issue, at times. In fact, if you search around, you’ll find lots of references of Lou Piniella growing tired of watching Ohman throw “30- and 40-foot curveballs.” And, that’s probably part of the reason why Chicago traded him to the Braves.
I dunno…I would be wrong…but…this one has a “Gabe White” feel to it that tells me, perhaps, the Yankees should pass on Ohman. Besides, as I’ve already stated, I just don’t see the dire need for that lefty-specialist in the pen…given the way the Yankees bullpen has thrown this season.