Yanks interested in Penny


Via MLBTR, the Yanks have some interest in the recently released Brad Penny. Penny, who the Yanks creamed in his last start with Boston, is due to clear waivers on Monday and would then be free to sign with any team for the pro-rated minimum. His numbers are ugly (5.21 tRA, 4.48 FIP, 5.61 ERA) but the Yanks probably figure he’d be an upgrade over Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin as the fifth starter down the stretch. As a fifth starter for the pro-rated minimum during September, why the hell not?

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  1. Tom Zig says:

    As long as we don’t pitch him against the Sox, I’m ok with it.

  2. 5th Starter says:

    Do it. What’s the worse that could happen? The Yanks cut him again?

  3. barney says:

    DO IT.

  4. Salty Buggah says:

    Yea, I’d take him and maybe he can twirl a few good games

  5. Dela G says:

    no thanks

    maybe i’d use him for BP up 20-7 against the sox again

  6. Rob H. says:

    it’s worth a shot. Keep him away from teams like the Red Sox and Angels and he’ll probably do better than the duo of Gaudin and Mitre.

  7. Tom Zig says:

    Well Axisa is in favor it…what do Pawlikowski and Kabak have to say about this?

  8. A.D. says:

    Nothing to lose, and he was pitching alright earlier in the year.

    Maybe that Dirty Water is hurting the veteran pitchers, and they just need to get out of Boston

  9. A.D. says:

    Figure he could be interested to be able to stick it to the Sox, and the other contender looking for scrap heap starters are the Dodgers, dunno if he’d want that reunion

  10. JMK says:

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the last time the Sox and Yanks got together to make a deal?

  11. Free Mike Vick says:

    its worth a shot…it can’t be worse then mitre and gaudin!

    i’d do it!

  12. Tank Foster says:

    I definitely try to sign him. He’s healthy, and he’s much better than either Gaudin or Mitre.

  13. vin says:

    Maybe he’s been tipping his pitches…

    • Free Mike Vick says:

      LOL great video..well played sir.

      but the yankees really need to look into this…he is a better option then mitre and gaudin.

  14. JMK says:

    I’d bet he goes to the NL.

  15. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah why the hell not? He’ll probably be better than Guadin or Mitre.

  16. The Artist says:

    His final moment in Fenway was saying “Fuck You” to Red Sox Nation, so he has that going for him.

  17. E-ROC says:

    In addition to Brad Penny, I know acquiring this player maybe redundant, but what about Matt Murton?

  18. Lanny says:

    I’d rather see Penny than see Mitre.

  19. BaseballNation says:

    Penny’s 4.53 fip tells me that he’d be light years better than Mitre or Gaudin despite his more then occassional lapses of control. Instead of this ring-around the rosie S%^! with the five spot with nobody’s who can’t perform I’d rather the Yankees unleash Phil “fucking” Hughes and allowing him to stretch out his innings while also enabling the Yankees to possibly give rest to guys like Pettitte in order to be fresh for the playoffs.

  20. JSquared says:

    He was throwin 94-96 against us, if we can take him and use him as a filler in the rotation, it won’t cost much, just get Mitre off of TV, thank you.

  21. Mike HC says:

    I would definitely welcome the move if Penny wants to come to the Yanks, but I got the feeling he wanted out of the Sox-Yanks rivalry atmosphere. Some guys are better off pitching in Florida and LA where the atmosphere is more laid back.

    If we can get him, while I don’t think he will be noticeably better than either Mitre or Gaudin as a starter, he could be valuable as a bullpen guy in the postseason. He could probably dial it up to the upper 90′s pitching for one inning and be very effective out of the pen.

  22. jonathan c. says:

    If we add him will we have HISTORIC DEPTH? If so, I’m all for it.

    • baseballNation says:

      I hope that was a jab at sarcasm or that would have to be the biggest doo-maas statement of the day…Just saying.

  23. ShuutoHeat says:

    Give it a chance, he didn’t work out because the Sux took him and tried to project him as something he’s not.

  24. Ogie Oglethorpe says:

    Gentlemen, it is Sidney Ponson time.

  25. DreDog says:

    Can we sign him and flip him for a Smoak type bat?

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