Yankees monitoring Michael Wuertz

Joe breaks down the Lee deal
Curry: Yanks not getting Lee

While adding Cliff Lee strengthens the rotation, the Yankees still need to address their bullpen. They’re reportedly monitoring A’s righty Michael Wuertz, who had a simply absurd season in relief last year: 2.61 xFIP, 102-23 K/BB ratio in 72.2 IP. Success has been as easy to come by this season, as he’s posted a 5.01 xFIP with just 6.75 K/9 after missing April with shoulder tendinitis.

There’s no indication that Oakland is shopping the 31-year-old, but Billy Beane isn’t shy about making moves. For what it’s worth, the A’s bought out the rest of Wuertz’s team control seasons this winter, so he’s under contract for $2.8M next year with a $3.25M for 2012. Meh.

Joe breaks down the Lee deal
Curry: Yanks not getting Lee
  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Eh, considering the salary, I’d prefer to go with Albie, Sanchez, and Melancon, before going with Wuertz.

  • JohnnyC

    Just get Seattle to throw in Brandon League. He and AJ can compare tattoos.

  • Rose

    So basically, if the Yankees don’t win this year. They tuck their head inbetween their legs and waddle away to think of something else hoping people forget about what just happened?

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      That’s one way to look at it.

      I prefer to know that if they don’t win, at least they went down trying.

      No guarantees in life. Do your best. If that’s not enough, so be it. At least you will have lost knowing you couldn’t have done anything more.

  • St. Pete

    since when does salary matter to yankee fans? you gotta be kidding me…