• Yanks Get Their Maine Man

    Posted by on May 25th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    I guess Sidney Ponson was not interested.

    Comments on Yanks Get Their Maine Man

    1. sicilianlou
      May 25th, 2012 | 12:32 pm

      I simply do not get this move and why the decision to sign another shoulder injury pitcher?.. Unless its to fill in a spot before they call up another pitcher perhaps?.. But who?.. Warren?

    2. May 25th, 2012 | 12:50 pm

      I can just hear Cashman now: “Stick Michael taught me that you can never have enough nuggets. You get as many nuggets as you can and hope that one of them is gold.”

      Actually, I hope this is just AAA filler for Manny B being out. But, then again, you never know…

    3. Raf
      May 25th, 2012 | 1:27 pm

      It really isn’t a big deal. Minor league depth, and he may show something to warrant a return to the bigs.

      Jerome Williams is still kicking around. Wally Whitehurst got 2 starts with the 1996 Yanks, as did Bobby Ojeda with the 1994 Yanks. Remember Mike Norris? He was out of the bigs for 7 years before he made his comeback with the A’s.

    4. MJ Recanati
      May 25th, 2012 | 2:11 pm

      sicilianlou wrote:

      I simply do not get this move and why the decision to sign another shoulder injury pitcher?

      What is there to get? The linked article even said the move was for minor league depth.

      If Maine can chew up innings at AAA, that saves the ballclub from having to tax actual prospects. He’s cannon fodder and the Yankees are transparently using him as such. In exchange, Maine gets to stick in the game a little bit longer (and for a paycheck), knowing full well that, short of an injury on the 25-man roster or pitching insanely well, all he gets to be is a AAA arm.

    5. Evan3457
      May 25th, 2012 | 6:39 pm

      I guess they’re going to bring him up and move him into the rotation and CC to the pen to be the 2nd lefty.

      No, it’s never justified to sign a major league veteran who’s down and out to a cheap minor league contract. It’s like it’s 2012, and the world is coming to an end.

      Or something.

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