Yanks acquire Jason Hirsh

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Game 101: Again, just take the series

T-Kep has the news. Hirsh, a 27-yr old RHP, was acquired from Colorado for a PTBNL and will report to Triple-A Scranton. Once the Astros top prospect, Hirsh was dealt to Colorado in the Jason Jennings trade a few years back. His numbers playing at altitude the last few years aren’t pretty, the move was made to add a little depth in the upper levels.

Update (6:10pm): Oh, and Brett Tomko was released.

Are the Mets the new Knicks?
Game 101: Again, just take the series
  • TurnTwo

    umm… good?

  • Manimal

    Org. guy to replace Mitre in scranton. Nothing special.

    • Mikebk

      exactly

  • jsbrendog

    who?

    • Manimal

      The 6-8 righty was drafted in the second round of the 2003 draft by the Astros. In 2006, the Astros traded Willy Taveras, Taylor Buchholz, and Hirsh to the Colorado Rockies for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio. He was PCL pitcher of the year in 2006 but since then has gone down hill.

  • Rich James

    Hirsh is the size of a small house folks…6′ 8″ 250 LBS!!!

    • Reggie C.

      Is this a peek into Brackman’s future?? yikes!!

      • Rich James

        i’m not going to like to you…the way brackman is pitching this year, we can only hope he becomes Jason Hirsh!

      • Lanny

        Brackman will never pitch in a major league game. The only thing Brackman has over him is a signing bonus.

        • Mike Pop

          Suprise, suprise.

      • Mason

        If this is a peek into Brackman’s future, then i guess we can say he improved. :)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Maybe he can change his name to Jason Sanchez.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Or Duncan.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          No, only Sanchezes are fat.

    • Mikebk

      if this fails he can always do wrestling.

  • Dela G

    i saw him pitch in AA ball a few years ago. He has avg fastball and a slider

    thats all i saw

    oh and he’s freaking huge

    • E-ROC

      Has his stuff always been average? I wonder what has impede his progress given his stature. Do you know what his ceiling was/is?

      • Dela G

        well the astros saw him as a future front line starter.

        I saw him back in 2003/2004 when he was just rising

        his fastball was 96 at the time, but it had no movement, so of course you can strike out anyone. When he got to the AAA level, he was phenomenal. Everyone couldnt touch him it seemed. I think he may have been injured when i saw him at AA, because everyone else says he was the next big thing

        He was def projected to be a big time player in the astros org, its just that he never got the chance

  • Mike Pop

    Cashman sucks, oh my Mo. This is his answer to the pitcher we need!!!

    All this guy can do is spend money!1!1!1!

    • handtius

      i smell sarcasm.

  • JohnnyC

    The PTBNL is probably Brackman.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Dear Mo let it be Igawa…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Sabathia.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Theo: Brian Anderson. Check.
    Cashmoney: Jason Hirsh. CHECKMATE, BITCH.

    • Salty Buggah

      hehe

    • Steve O.

      IETC.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Oh, and in addition to Hirsh, we released Tomko for nothing. Not that that’s surprising or anything. Not even the Pirates have an interest in a 36 year old DFA’d reliever.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/yankees-acquire-jason-hirsh.html

  • thebusiness

    Yankees need to pick up Brian Anderson, he was DFA’d a few days ago.

    • thebusiness

      Josh Anderson I mean.

  • faff26

    The Red Sox got Josh Anderson

    • Mason

      but i thought they got Brian Anderson.. ?

  • DougFunnie

    Ya know it is really too bad about Tomko. After such a terrific

    spring training, he mentally could never get over it & personally

    I think that might have been the difference in him being effective.

    Oh, well maybe he just wasn’t very good. Great win tonight, though.

  • Doug

    Hirsh was a good pitcher that got hurt in Colorado. He had the tools to be a solid MLB starter but injuries derailed his career. Good move for the Yankees because maybe he can reserect his career in Scranton and help us in September