Jun
28

Yanks have decision to make with Dustin Moseley

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Update (7:14pm): It’s not an injury problem, either.

6:17pm: Moseley has been scratched from tonight’s start, so something’s up. As the turntables … turn.

5:30pm: Via MLBTR, Triple-A Scranton righty Dustin Moseley has a clause in his contract that will allow him to become a free agent if he isn’t added to the team’s 25-man roster by July 1st, otherwise known as this Thursday. These clauses are common, because no one in their late-20’s wants to be stuck in some team’s minor league system when another club might be willing to give them a real chance at a big league job.

Moseley has pitched to an unspectacular 4.21 ERA (~3.50 FIP) in a dozen starts for SWB, generating close to 60% ground balls (59.4%, exactly). He has struck out ten in two of his last three starts, and is scheduled to take the mound tonight. Clearly, if the Yanks were to call him up, it would be as a long man out of the bullpen. Would they be willing to eat some money, cut ties with either Chad Gaudin or Chan Ho Park, and gamble on the former Angel? Hard to see it happening, but it’s always possible. They also have the option of trading him before then.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    If When we let Moseley walk, who takes his spot in the Scranton rotation?

    Do I smell a Hector Noesi promotion? David Phelps? Lance Pendleton?

    If the answer is any of the above, I’ll personally call Moseley’s wife and kids to tell them the news. Later, Dustin.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Probably Hirsh.

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

        (crestfallen)

        I thought they were keeping him in the bullpen, trying to transition him into a big league relief role?

        Come on, Phelps/Pendleton/Noesi are dealing in Trenton. It’s time to give one of them the bump up. Let’s do this shizz.

      • vin

        I wonder if Hirsch’s days as a starting pitcher are over? I don’t know his game well enough, but maybe his best shot at the big leagues is through the bullpen.

  • vin

    Don’t see it happening. I think they will (and should) give CHoP every chance to succeed. If that means restricting him to 3 outs, then so be it. Also, the Yanks know what they have in Gaudin, and they don’t seem to mind having him on the roster for now.

    My assumption is Mitre will replace Logan, and Aceves will eventually supplant Gaudin – but that’s still pretty far away. There are too many other viable options on the 40-man before they get to Moseley (Sanchez, Nova, Albaladejo, Melancon, etc.)

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

      We should call Bud Selig and tell him we’re adding Dustin Moseley to our 26 man roster.

      See what happens.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        He would form some sort of committee to investigate

        • Pat D

          Great, I’ll have to see George Will’s name in print in conjunction to baseball again.

          *Sigh*

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

            I’ve started a blue-ribbon panel to investigate the adherence to roster rules in baseball. They’ll report back to me with binding recommendations as to what teams should be penalized harshly.

            In the interest of fairness, I’m appointing a former player not under the current employ of any of the 30 major league teams. His name is Curtis Schilling. His record of fairness is unparalleled.

            Sincerely,
            A. H. Bud Selig

    • zs190

      This is how I feel too. We have a lot of similar guys and Moseley hasn’t really been that special. If we can find somebody to trade for him and give us a younger marginal prospect, that would be great.

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

        Moseley, Laird, and Vazquez for CLiff Lee.

        Then we trade A.J. Burnett for Carlos Beltran and trade Andrew Brackman, Curtis Granderson, and the rights to Nick Johnson for Adam Dunn, who solves our DH problem.

        BOOM, CHAMPIONSHIP.

        • http://Twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

          Hmm.. I’d offer Melky + IPK for Lee and Branyan

          /2008’d

        • Captain Bawls

          This would only work if we trade Moseley, Laird and AJ for Lee, then trade Vazquez for Beltran.

          • zs190

            It would be very amusing if we trade Moseley to the Pirates too.

            • zs190

              Doh, not meant as a reply, was supposed to be just a post.

        • VO

          Reid Gorecki or it’s no deal.

        • vin

          I think we should trade Javy to the Nationals for Dunn. Then we can reacquire Javy for Nick Johnson, Rene Rivera and Royce Ring.

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

            I don’t know why I didn’t think of this first.

            I’M SUCH A MORON!!!!

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

              Wait, nevermind:

              Then we can reacquire Javy for Nick Johnson, Rene Rivera and Royce Ring.

              Why the hell would we want to reacquire Javy? He sucks, he’s the guy who gave up that grand slam in 2004.

              Instead, Nick Johnson + Rene Rivera + Royce Ring + Granderson + Joba + Montero + Cito Culver to Detroit for Rick Porcello, Johnny Damon, and Austin Jackson.

              • vin

                I can get behind that.

                I wonder what Homer Bush is doing these days… we sure could use another “true” Yankee.

  • Chris

    great michael scott reference