Yanks plan on picking up every failed pitcher ever


The Yanks are continuing to sign pitchers who aren’t very good like it’s nobody’s business. After weeks of speculation, they signed Victor Zambrano to a Minor League deal. Zambrano is most famous for being terrible after the Mets inexplicably traded Scott Kazmir for him. Meanwhile, the Twins are about to DFA Livan Hernandez. What are the odds that the 1997 NLCS and World Series MVP ends up on the Yankees? After all, he’s better than Sidney Ponson, although better is all relative.

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  1. Is Scott Erickson still available? Sterling Hitchcock? Irabu? Ed Yarnall?


  2. TurnTwo says:

    i agree in theory that quantity is good when quality doesnt exist, but at some point id really love to have an actual good pitcher fill in one of these days.

  3. Joe says:

    Wow, put their stats up side by side and it’s like they are almost the same pitcher. They are both horrible

  4. Geno says:

    I don’t know. Call me crazy, but I could see Livan Hernanadez coming here and doing OK. Certainly better than Ponson, Rasner or Zambrano.

  5. AlexCT says:

    i’d rather see kennedy get 2 starts to prove himself. if that fails, hell, try aceves. anyone is better than ponson. ponson is guaranteed to give you <6 innings and at least 5 runs. at least with kennedy there is a chance he could keep the yanks in games.

  6. justin says:

    Anyone know who is pitching for the thunder tonight? I might go to the game, just wanted to know if its worth it

  7. Manimal says:

    Ill take Ponson’s 94 mph fastbal over his 83 mph.

    • Geno says:

      Is this create-a-pitcher? In that case, I’ll take Koufax’s pure talent, Walter Johnson’s durability, Doc Gooden’s rookie-year fastball and Bob Gibson’s tenacity please.

  8. p says:

    mike if by “better” u mean “as fat as” then yes livan hernandez is better than snacks pontoon

  9. steve (different one) says:

    if Livan is released, i have no doubt the yankees will pick him up.

    i also think he would be better than Ponson.

    none of those other guys like Milton or Zambrano will see the Bronx.

    • jsbrendog says:

      regardless, throw it all att eh wall and see what sticksif mussina can reinvent himself at 39 one of these guys could possibly become a viable ml 5th starter

      and whats an MiLB contract anyway?

  10. Bruno says:

    I’d be surprised if Livan was in the Bronx and not QUEENS. Omar’s a moron for COUNTING on Pedro & Duque going into the season in the first place. Yanks have options in AAA, the Mets don’t to my understanding.

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