• Sergio Mitre Traded To Brewers

    Posted by on March 25th, 2011 · Comments (19)

    Welcome to the Yankees, Bartolo.

    Thanks to Lee Sinins for the heads-up on this one. By the way, with the season about to start, it’s a good time to remind that the new edition of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia is available, along with the 2011 subscruption update.

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    Comments on Sergio Mitre Traded To Brewers

    1. Raf
      March 25th, 2011 | 11:05 am

      That was quick. Given the state of pitching, I figured Mitre would find work somewhere.

    2. MJ Recanati
      March 25th, 2011 | 11:23 am

      At least Mrs. Girardi can now sleep at night knowing that she won’t have to share her husband’s affections with a man named Sergio.

    3. Corey Italiano
      March 25th, 2011 | 11:32 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      At least Mrs. Girardi can now sleep at night knowing that she won’t have to share her husband’s affections with a man named Sergio.

      lmao.

      All kidding aside, I’d take Colon over Mitre…but really only because you’ll get the same result, and I know they’ll dfa Colon whereas they might be more likely to hang on to a Mitre. Either way, let us all pray that the situations where we need Colon are minimal.

    4. MJ Recanati
      March 25th, 2011 | 12:23 pm

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      I’d take Colon over Mitre…but really only because you’ll get the same result, and I know they’ll dfa Colon whereas they might be more likely to hang on to a Mitre. Either way, let us all pray that the situations where we need Colon are minimal.

      I was thinking about this too. On the one hand, you know the Yankees (Girardi in particular) seemed to have a loyalty for Mitre and I agree that they don’t have the same bonds with Colon. On the other hand, I wonder if Mitre isn’t simply the better pitcher at this stage of his career and thus, annoying usage of Mitre aside, the team would’ve been better off with Mitre than Colon.

      In the end, I think it really doesn’t matter that much. We’re talking about the guy that pitches the sloppy innings or makes a spot-start when there’s a rainout, etc.

    5. #15
      March 25th, 2011 | 2:07 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      At least Mrs. Girardi can now sleep at night knowing that she won’t have to share her husband’s affections with a man named Sergio.

      He shoots. He scores!!!

      Now, assuming the Yankee brain-trust read all of my comments this morning…. Mitre gone? Check. Then Barto gets the 5 hole and Freddie gets to have Mo help him learn a cutter in the pen. Millwood works to get ready as soon as we have a starter with an ERA over 5.00 and/or three bad outings in a row.

    6. munson78
      March 25th, 2011 | 3:51 pm

      At least Mrs. Girardi can now sleep at night knowing that she won’t have to share her husband’s affections with a man named Sergio.
      lol

      @ MJ Recanati:

    7. munson78
      March 25th, 2011 | 3:52 pm

      Not sure what happened there. Just wondered if the mitre trade is more a prelude to manban being brought up for half a season.

    8. Corey Italiano
      March 25th, 2011 | 4:12 pm

      munson78 wrote:

      Not sure what happened there. Just wondered if the mitre trade is more a prelude to manban being brought up for half a season.

      I think they replaced Mitre’s pitching depth value with Milwood and retaining both of Colon and Garcia, while also gaining 4th OF dept in Dickerson.

      Pitching wise, they’re all the same really. The difference here is you get a 4th OF in the event Granderson is going to miss some time (which sounds like might happen).

    9. Raf
      March 25th, 2011 | 6:42 pm

      munson78 wrote:

      Not sure what happened there. Just wondered if the mitre trade is more a prelude to manban being brought up for half a season.

      It’s a possibility, but it’s more getting something for nothing, given that Mitre was the odd man out, and was out of options. The Brewers could’ve claimed him off waivers, I suppose, but they didn’t want to risk losing him to another team.

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      The difference here is you get a 4th OF in the event Granderson is going to miss some time (which sounds like might happen).

      Dickerson will probably be the 6th or 7th OF; Jones, Golson, Curtis, Russo, etc may be ahead of him.

    10. K-V-C
      March 25th, 2011 | 6:59 pm

      How does keeping 37 year old Colon, 35 year old Garcia and 36 year old Millwood and getting rid of 30 year old Mitre make sense?

      The Yankees have stuck with Mitre for 2 years now (since his surgery) and using him mostly in a long man mop up role he has pitched well. He halved his 2009 ERA in 2010.

      Does anyone really believe any of the three old men will last the entire season as Yanks? Mitre would/could have.

      Another Cashman pitching mistake.

    11. Raf
      March 25th, 2011 | 8:23 pm

      Younger doesn’t necessarily mean better.

      Mitre may do better in a weaker league, but given his track record to date, the track record of his competition, his poor spring, the Brewers’ need for pitching, and Mitre being out of options, I can see why the trade was made. Especially with Golson and Curtis being hurt. Of course a 5th OF is a luxury, not that big a deal. Same with Mitre, who was the last man on the pitching staff.

    12. LMJ229
      March 25th, 2011 | 9:10 pm

      K-V-C wrote:

      How does keeping 37 year old Colon, 35 year old Garcia and 36 year old Millwood and getting rid of 30 year old Mitre make sense? The Yankees have stuck with Mitre for 2 years now (since his surgery) and using him mostly in a long man mop up role he has pitched well. He halved his 2009 ERA in 2010.Does anyone really believe any of the three old men will last the entire season as Yanks? Mitre would/could have.Another Cashman pitching mistake.

      I say AMEN to that!

    13. Evan3457
      March 25th, 2011 | 10:18 pm

      K-V-C wrote:

      How does keeping 37 year old Colon, 35 year old Garcia and 36 year old Millwood and getting rid of 30 year old Mitre make sense?
      The Yankees have stuck with Mitre for 2 years now (since his surgery) and using him mostly in a long man mop up role he has pitched well. He halved his 2009 ERA in 2010.
      Does anyone really believe any of the three old men will last the entire season as Yanks? Mitre would/could have.
      Another Cashman pitching mistake.

      If it is, it’s very, very tiny mistake.

      Like the guy who risked $2 on the 50-1 shot in the Kentucky Derby.

    14. Corey Italiano
      March 26th, 2011 | 12:53 am

      @ K-V-C:
      Come on now, don’t fool yourself..Mitre stinks.

    15. K-V-C
      March 26th, 2011 | 9:49 am

      He doesn’t stink, he has done OK in the long man spot starter role, but he is younger, fitter and better than the three old men who are still here.

    16. K-V-C
      March 26th, 2011 | 9:52 am

      Don’t get me wrong I don’t think any of these guys should be starting on this team, but I feel Mitre’s youth should be worth something.

    17. Evan3457
      March 26th, 2011 | 10:34 am

      K-V-C wrote:

      He doesn’t stink, he has done OK in the long man spot starter role, but he is younger, fitter and better than the three old men who are still here.

      No, he kinda stinks.

      He wasn’t as good as his pretty ERA last year, and his pretty ERA was in relief, and not over a terribly high number of innings. He was rarely, if ever, good in a key spot.

    18. Greg H.
      March 26th, 2011 | 11:29 am

      Colon, Garcia, Milwood, these guys are all placeholders. It doesn’t matter a bit who goes. They could get value for Mitre so he goes. The other three have at some point proven records as starters. With limited work at the tail end of the rotation, they have a better upside of knowing how to get hitters out. They’ll all have short leashes, and/or be replaced with a young guy or a trade by the end of July.

    19. Evan3457
      March 26th, 2011 | 5:38 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      Colon, Garcia, Milwood, these guys are all placeholders. It doesn’t matter a bit who goes. They could get value for Mitre so he goes. The other three have at some point proven records as starters. With limited work at the tail end of the rotation, they have a better upside of knowing how to get hitters out. They’ll all have short leashes, and/or be replaced with a young guy or a trade by the end of July.

      Seems likely/sensible to me.

      Maybe one of the 3 hangs on for the full year.

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