Feb
22

The Sean Henn hype maching begins

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What is with Yankee managers and Sean Henn? Once again, as PeteAbe tells us, Sean Henn is drawing praise from a Yankee manager. Joe Girardi liked what he saw. Now, Henn in his 57.1 MLB innings has turned in a 7.53 ERA and has given up 73 hits and 11 HR while walking 43 and striking out just 38. At one point last season, Henn gave up 17 earned runs over the span of 6.1 innings. I know he’s out of options, but do we really need to live through another season of the Sean Henn experience?

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15 Comments»

  1. blah says:

    Lefty pitchers are like women with big tits. Their one asset causes many people to overlook their flaws.

  2. Rich says:

    Isn’t Henn out of option years? They could be trying to pump up his trade value.

  3. Brian says:

    So do we need a lefty going in, and who would you pick if not Henn?

  4. RobertGKramer says:

    I’d be more interested in Dave Eiland’s opinion of Henn and his opinion of Chase Wright.

  5. Barry says:

    whatever hes got the stuff and hes gonna get the chance why bother bitching

  6. maximumpotential says:

    Igawa pitched decently (not as bad) from the stretch last year, and has recent experience has a starter so he’s got stamina/durability. I’d like to see him be the (effective) lefty out of the pen. I admit it’s not a pretty option to think about right now, but I wouldn’t be surprised to it happen. Henn could always be DFA’d.

  7. Greg G. says:

    I have an idea…since it’s just one comment after the first “live” batting practice session for the pitchers, and since no one has actually seen game action this spring…let’s all panic amidst the hype.

    Sorry if my sarcas-o-meter is turned way up, but please, chill everyone.

  8. mooks says:

    He’s a lefty and he throws hard.

    Managers are always going to love that, Giradi (being a former catcher) is going to think him and Eiland can fix him.

    Mangers love power guys, and Henn does throw hard (keep in mind Giradi also really likes Farnsworth, who he used to catch).

    Add that fact that he is a lefty, and the Yanks don’t have those in the bullpen, and you have love at first sight.

    When Henn pitches, that love will turn to utter hatred, and contempt, the kind you see in nasty divorces.

  9. Lanny says:

    Henn out of options and lefty. He’ll be given every chance to make the squad.

  10. Lanny says:

    One of the most interesting posts of the off season was the one that showed Henn threw the hardest of the draft class in the minor leagues a few yrs ago.

  11. Mike says:

    Who was Henn’s pitching coach in the minors?

  12. mustang says:

    I found this from New York Post 3/18/07 on Henn :

    “I continue to believe he is like Scott Proctor, that given time he has a great arm and will emerge,” Cashman said. “Now, with the option, we will get more time developing the rare lefty reliever who throws 92-95 mph with movement”.

    Just shows that they expected a lot from him last year too and we seen the results I agree it’s time to move on.
    What would it take to get Damaso Marte from the Pirates ? He seems more like what Cashman describe above. Maybe look at the Padres they are loaded with lefties and seems to like to trade with the Yanks.

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