Nov
11

Yanks cut loose Towers, Guzman

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In a basic roster maintenance move, the Yankees have outrighted both Freddy Guzman and Josh Towers, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News. Unsurprisingly, both players have elected free agency rather than accepting a minor league assignment. It’s unlikely that either receives a major league deal in free agency. Guzman has speed but no bat, and Towers hasn’t pitched well since 2005. Towers did pitch well over 18 starts and one relief appearance for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so maybe he’ll return. Chances are, though, that Towers, 33 in 2010, will seek out a team that will have him a bit higher on the depth chart.

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  • A.D.

    Well at least they get WS rings.

  • Mike bk

    any chance we do an update on the 40 man Rule V or not until right before the Rule V draft?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Mike has something in the works.

  • pat

    Ajax and Nova your roster spots await.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Devastating news. I’m floored.

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

      I’m putting Moshe on suicide watch. Give me your shoelaces immediately.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        That’s why my wife makes me wear loafers.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          McBain: I just realized you were making fun of me. Now you will die.
          Sherman: Um, your shoes are untied
          McBain: From here they appear to be tied, but I will go in for a closer look.

          McBain: On further inspection, these are loafers.

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

            Damn, beat me to it.

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

              McBain: It’s just me in front of a brick wall for an hour and a half. It cost $100 million dollars to produce.
              Sherman: How do you sleep at night?!?!
              McBain: On top of a pile of money, surrounded by many beautiful ladies.

      • jsbrendog

        he wears velcro

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

    It took me a second to realize you weren’t talking about Kevin Towers.

  • jsbrendog

    josh towers, your mets roster spot awaits

    • Thomas

      He slides into their rotation as an excellent number three behind Santana and Pelfrey.

      • jsbrendog

        eh give him some credit, they’ll probably hold onto Maine and make towers their #4

        • Thomas

          True, true. Either way he is still ahead of Oliver Perez and really that’s all that matters.

          • jsbrendog

            to be completely honest he did nto even register in my mind as an option let alone still being on that team. haha. man does he blow. and to think, some people wanted the yankees to sign him

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      No, actually the Mets will pass on him, and Towers will sign with the Marlins & pitch a 3-hitter against the Mets at Citi Field in June.

      Joe Beningo’s head will then explode.

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

        Beningo: Bro, I cannot believe the Mets didn’t get this guy!

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

    Is it mean/bad that I’m totally pumped that Guzman is gone?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I was really expecting a 4 year deal for Fast Freddie Guzman. I’m shocked…….oooohhh that’s right, Brian Cashman is in charge of the team now.

      • GG2000

        Darn, there goes my idea for the four-headed Guzjaxardera OF platoon next season.

  • Zack

    I wish Boras was Guzman’s agent, could you imagine his spin on World-Series Champion Freedy Guzman hitting the open market

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Yeah, and his brother Freddy too! ;-)

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

      Freddy Guzman may be 28, but he has the body of a 16 year old.

      /Boras’d

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        You’re getting me all hot and bothered.

      • pat

        Freddy Guzman is so old he and Angel Berroa played T-ball with Jesus.

        /

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Maybe the Mets can get Bobby Bonilla and Towers to battle it out for the 5th starter slot. He’ll be there until like, what, 2030, right?

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