Edwar, we hardly knew ye


Chan-Ho Park finally made it to Tampa today (more on him later), and to clear a roster spot on the 40-man, the Yankees have designated Edwar Ramirez for assignment. Ramirez, entering his age 29 season, has been with the Yanks since mid-2006. Over parts of three seasons with the big league club, he has appeared in 96 games and has thrown 98.1 innings. He has a career ERA of 5.22 and an impressive K/9 IP of 10.6, but he’s also walked 5.1 guys per 9 and has a tendency to give up the long ball. His “Bugs Bunny” change-up can be devastating, but he’s struggled to find consistency in his stints in the Majors. I’d imagine some other team will pick him up quickly.

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  1. Peace, Edwar. It’s been real.

  2. Cecala says:

    I will miss those giant glasses =(

  3. Mike Axisa says:

    He’ll clear waivers I bet. Every team has guys like him in the minors.

  4. AJ says:

    Don’t worry he won’t leave New York. He’ll just be playing at Citifield.

  5. Accent Shallow says:

    I’d rather have Edwar for the league minimum than Park for $1.2M.

    • ….why? First, it’s worth noting that Edwar was probably going to make in excess of $500,000 this year. Second, at least with Park, there’s a chance he’ll do well and get some outs. Edwar isn’t even going to do that anymore.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        Well, Edwar’s not arb-eligible yet, so if he’s not getting league min, he’s getting something close to it.

        As for upside, I’d take the chance that Edwar learns fastball command in Scranton over Park pulling another solid relief season out of nowhere.

        This isn’t to suggest that Edwar is a valuable commodity — I certainly don’t think he is.

        • $500,000 IS near league minimum.

        • Drew says:

          As for upside, I’d take the chance that Edwar learns fastball command in Scranton over Park pulling another solid relief season out of nowhere.

          Using “another” and “out of nowhere” is an oxymoron. If he’s done it before it’s not really out of nowhere.
          We’re basically counting on him to do what he’s done the past two seasons.

        • steve (different one) says:

          yes, if there is one thing we’ve learned over the past few years it’s that it’s impossible for a mediocre starter to convert to a reliever and find success.

          the is NO WAY Chan Ho Park can be an effective reliever. none.

    • Spaceman.Spiff says:

      I’ll take the guy who has had major league success over the guy who hasn’t, thank you very much.

  6. He’s had plenty of chances to prove himself. At 29, if he hasn’t gotten it done yet, he probably never will.

  7. nyyankeefanforever says:

    At this price, the Park deal is another Cashman master stroke! He can come in for short or long relief or even play 8th inning set up man to Hughes, who can get some looks as closer to rest Big Mo whenever we’ve got a big lead or Mo’s pitched the previous day. And it frees us up for yet another trade or salary dump that can give us even greater roster flexibility this year at the trade deadline, and free agent $$$ next year. And besides, this guy absolutely blanked us in the Series….now we won’t have to face him when we see the Phillies again in November…LOL! Brilliant, Brian!

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  8. x says:

    I hear the Pirates or Nationals could use a former Yankees pitcher

  9. Drew says:

    Not for nothing.. I’d bet E-Ram could put up a respectable ERA in the JV League(4.3–4.5?). Respectable ERA + Crazy high K/9 = Good NL Pitcher.

  10. bonestock94 says:

    I was just thinking, who would I rather have on the roster, Boone Logan or Edwar Ramirez?

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  12. Greg says:

    Good riddance. He stunk

  13. RollingWave says:

    if only we could attach Edwar’s changeup to one of Hughes / Joba / AJ ……

    or vice versa with their fastballs.

  14. RollingWave says:

    with that said, Edwar is a classic guy that could have one or two season where he put his command together enough to be a pretty good RP.

  15. MikeD says:

    Edwar did give us a solid year in 2008. Outside of a few, relievers are up-and-down creatures. He might very well have provided some value in 2010 and was a good arm to have around for some depth, especially with that strike-out rate.

    I’d invite him to camp if I was the GM of an NL team and I needed some bullpen depth. I think the AL has faced him enough they know to lay off the change. He’ll be new to many NL hitters and he might give some team a decent year. Then trade him!

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  17. Patrick says:

    Does this mean Javy will try and get number 36?

    (See http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ers-24028/)

  18. [...] MLBTR, the Yankees have traded the recently DFA’d Edwar Ramirez to Texas for cash considerations. Apparently a 5.22 career ERA doesn’t go as [...]

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