Aug
13

HEAD EXPLODES: YANKEES SIGN SCOTT PROCTOR

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The Yankees have signed Scott Proctor to a minor league contract, so says Mark Feinsand. No, seriously. At least Joe Torre’s not around to run him into the ground again.

Proctor was released by the Braves earlier this week, mostly because he was terrible. His 6.04 FIP was so bad that he racked up 0.8 wins below replacement level in 29.1 IP with Atlanta. Check out these peripherals: 5.52 K/9, 5.83 BB/9, 1.53 HR/9, 28.4% ground balls. He hasn’t been effective since the Yankees traded him away in 2007, mostly due to Torre-induced injury. Anyway, Proctor is going to Triple-A and will report there sometime early next week.

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  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

    Well, it worked for Bartolo?

  • Pat D

    Well, he could always………………throw……batting practice?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sidney Ponson is next.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Oh dear god no

  • Rich in NJ

    They owe him for lending his name to a verb.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    He was really bad for Atlanta this year, so I don’t get it. Hasn’t been the same since Torre drove his arm off the cliff.

  • MikeD

    In a related move, Yankees sign Joe Torre as bullpen coach.

    • Shuffle Cards for fun

      yogi berra has now taken over day to day operations for cashman

    • Joltin Joe

      This made me laugh… I literally laughed out loud

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Are you f’ing kidding.

  • Andrew518

    Was this done on purpose or was this a waiver block kind of deal?

    • Hall and Nokes

      We should be so lucky that the Red Sox would want any part of him. I saw way too many of his appearances in Atlanta. He had nothing left. Even his RBI is tainted.

      • Midland TX

        I was up for the end of that game, and you’re right.

  • Winston Smith

    Good pick up. I think he’s still got a little something left in that right arm of his.

  • Brandon

    Its only a minor league deal, people. Stop going nuts and you never can have too many bullpen arms.

  • ny2az2co

    Waiver block deal???? Who the hell would want this noodle arm????

  • Shuffle Cards for fun

    i hope Girardi plans on using him in september in the 9th inning of a 17-1 game. Other than that, theres no use

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I just… I have no words.

  • SamWalt

    I think you mean to say that the yankees signed the ghost of Scott Proctor.

  • Joe

    Could be worse, Mitre could be ready to come off of the DL

  • BGrider85

    It would be embarrassing if this guys toes the rubber in any major league game this or any season for us…

    Perhaps they signed him to tell jokes down in Scranton.

  • Bbig11

    Is it possible that this is a charity signing? Like a ‘hey sorry we drastically cut your potential career/earning potential by horribly abusing you for two years.’ Obviously the yankees are a business.. but can anyone in the front office really expect that they’ll get any return on proctor?

  • Tbord

    George just turned over in his grave – And fired Cashman.

  • Joltin Joe

    Calm down everyone, the Yankees are unbelievably loyal to their players past and present, is it so hard to believe they are paying a loyal former employee because it is the right thing to do.

    • AJ

      The right thing to do? The Yankees don’t owe him anything. It’s not like he’s ramiro mendoza or Jeff nelson.

  • Jorge

    Now he can go into the Hall of Fame wearing a Yankee hat.

    In all seriousness, I couldn’t have a softer spot in my heart for Proctor. No matter what happens, it’s nice for him to be back in the organization.

    • Joltin Joe

      Exactly a fine warrior coming home to die

    • bonestock94

      Agreed. Minor league deal so who cares anyway.

  • Jason W

    I think it smacks of a charity move on Cash’s part. He publicly acknowledged Torre’s abuse of him, and didn’t he also even publicly state that he met with Torre specifically about Proctor? So he’s giving the guy a relatively minor showcase for the last couple of months of the season.

    Anyway, what’s the harm? So he goes down to Scranton, puts in a few innings. Not a big thing.

    Honestly, it’s actually nice to see the Yanks give some sort of shot to somebody they ran into the ground.

    • rbizzler

      Yup, plus with September call-ups on the way SWB will probably need some BP fodder.

      • Joltin Joe

        Give him a place to throw (recover?) it is the least we owe him, if he is worth anything he can get a deal somewhere else

        • Andrew518

          Maybe we can try and trade Feliciano back to the Mets.

          • AJ

            Nice.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Even Isiah wouldn’t make this move.

  • Bronx Byte

    Joe Torre expected to be named the new manager of the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

  • Skip

    Mike you know that this is nothing more than an arms depth maneuver. Minor league deal =/= major league roster spot. I know you know that fact. You should inform the rest of the readers about that so they don’t have stress-induced constipation from all of these hysterical reactions.

    Scott Proctor? Meh.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Proctor pitching to Montero and ARod at third this week at Scranton!

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Poor guy.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    http://www.scottproctorsarm.com/

    On the plus side of the ledger, Scott Proctor’s Arm has a site name that is no longer outdated.

  • http://20b.org hoosierdaddy

    7th starter?

  • Andrew518

    For anyone who read the Times article a few weeks back, boy you’ve got to feel a little sympathy for Kei Igawa, for all the washed up nothing lefts the Yankees seem to be willing to give a shot, he’s become the unwanted step child they’ve locked in the basement.

  • Girardis Matchup Book

    Scott Proctor “loves to pitch.”

    Seriously, just ask Joe Torre.

  • Hardy

    It’s the least the Yankees can do for a player who was severely hurt by the organization. I would bet a lot of money that he will not throw a meaningful pitch for the NYY this season.