Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yankees Opt For A Bottom Feeder

Yankees GM Brian Cashman, when asked how he was at a recent event, said that he'd be much better with another starter on his pitching roster. Well, look who he dragged in the door...

"The New York Yankees are taking a chance on Bartolo Colon in their quest for another quality arm in the starting rotation. The team said it has signed the right-hander to a one-year, minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. He could earn $900,000 if he makes the big league roster. Colon, 37, didn't pitch in the majors last season. He last appeared in the majors in 12 games for the White Sox in 2009, going 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA."

Bartolo was effective during his younger years but his volatile temper got him in trouble. If he's in shape (and that's a BIG if), he would make a palatable 5th starter. But with Bartolo, you never know.

The Boston Red Sox news has been scarce lately but as always, things will pick up supersonically at the Super Bowl. Let's hope so. We had another snowstorm last night that I'm just waking up to. It's hard to believe that another 14 inches are on the ground (and on my roof). I'll keep you posted. Thanks and as always, BE WELL.

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