Yankees sign Future NL Closer™ Manny Delcarmen

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Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees have signed Future NL Closer™ and former Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen. It’s a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. We can only assume that if they trade him, it’ll be for a significant bat.

Delcarmen turns 30 in about two weeks, and he hasn’t pitched in the bigs since 2010. He split last year in the Rangers’ and Mariners’ farm systems, pitching to a 5.59 ERA in 38.2 IP. He owns a 3.97 ERA and a 4.01 FIP in just about 300 big league innings, most coming with Boston. It’s nothing more than a depth move for Triple-A Scranton, and he’ll join former teammate Hideki Okajima in the minors while the Yankees employ good pitchers in MLB.

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  • Mister Delaware

    Never forget.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    Loading up on Red Sox throw aways. At least they can stash them in AAA and don’t need them on the ML roster.

  • CMP

    More like future Newark Bears closer Manny Del Carmen.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    I’ve liked Peter Gammons. He’s a Sox fan and clearly has no business talking about baseball, but I like him. Didn’t he say Bobby Crosby will win the MVP back in like 2006 or something like that?

    • RetroRob

      People like Gammons, Heyman, etc. actually are quite good at what they do from the reporter side, but their opinions can be bat-shit crazy.

    • http://www.bronxbombersreport.com Craig Maduro

      He might have said that at some point, but I think Harold Reyenolds was the first one to suggest it. HR definitely has more highlights than low lights in my book, but that certainly was not one of them.

    • Jesse

      I know what you are talking about. That was Harrold Reynolds who said that. I remember it to this day. Absolutely hilarious.

    • vin

      I remembering Peter Gammons saying that. I also recall him picking Kris Benson to win the Cy Young when he was still young and good. That’s the problem with those silly predictions that ESPN forces down our throats. No one wants to hear Roy Halladay will win the Cy Young, and Albert Pujols will be MVP, so they’re forced to stretch for the off-chance they’re right.

    • https://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

      Remember when Gammons said Beckett’s notablister was caused by a “defective baseball?”

    • Mike MzX

      I was surprised to hear Gammons on his thoughts on Jorge Posada. He was very pro hall of fame, which was surprising considering his fan boy obsession with the Sox.

  • Rich in NJ

    Was Del Carmen a victim of the ESPN Red Sox hype machine?

  • RetroRob

    What happened to this guy? Did he blow his arm out, or was he never all that good?

    • BK2ATL

      See Rich in NJ’s question right above you…..

      Nothing “happened” to him…..

      • RetroRob

        Looking forward to the Yankees inviting Daniel Bard to camp on a minor league contract around 2015, people wondering what happened to him and why he never had another season like 2010 again.

        • BK2ATL

          He might still throw 100, but more like Nuke Laloosh.

    • Ted Nelson

      I think it’s a fair question. Guy was good from 2006-8. Had 3 strong pitches. His FB command and effectiveness seems to have just fallen apart in 2009.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Trade Montero for Pineda -> Sign Delcarmen -> Trade Delcarmen for Montero

  • Dino Velvet

    Will Delcarmen go into the HOF as a Red Sox or Yankee?

    • MannyGeee

      by the time its all done… likely a Ham Fighter

      (Yes I know the teams name is the Fighters, but I always thought the Nippon ‘Ham Fighters’ was a funny ass name).

  • http://twitter.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    I read that Gammons article top to bottom and I don’t see Delcarmen’s name anywhere in there. Did you post the wrong link Mike?

    • BK2ATL

      For future notice….just do a Ctrl+F on the webpage and search for it….

      “Among the list of relievers expected to be available are Houston’s Jose Valverde, Colorado’s Huston Street, Oakland’s Russ Springer, Pittsburgh’s John Grabow and Baltimore’s Danys Baez. Boston might be willing to move Manny Delcarmen, who might be able to close in the National League, but they’d trade him only for a significant bat. Incidentally, one scout says Ramon Ramirez “may be the best trade of the offseason. He could easily close if anything happened to Jonathan Papelbon.””

    • JohnnyC

      It’s in the paragraph about relievers, 4th from the bottom.

    • Grit for Brains

      “Boston might be willing to move Manny Delcarmen, who might be able to close in the National League, but they’d trade him only for a significant bat. Incidentally, one scout says Ramon Ramirez “may be the best trade of the offseason. He could easily close if anything happened to Jonathan Papelbon.”

  • ADam

    How is gammons a HOF’er. Is all it takes writing garbage and being an obvious homer the criteria for writers?

    • BK2ATL

      /ESPN’d

      They’re all HOFers. Tim Wakefield will get in before Andy Pettitte will ever get considered. They’ll waive the 5 year wait for Varitek and usher him right in. LOL!!!

    • JohnnyC

      Writing virtual p.r. for the Red Sox is God’s calling, don’t you know?

    • pat

      HE IS NOT IN THE BASEBALL HOF. He was honored by the hall, not inducted. Huge difference.

    • Tom

      I will not forget his Pedroia may play SS story….. it was such an obvious plant by the Red Sox, who were trying to sign Scutaro (who was type A at the time) and the story came out the very day before Toronto had to make a decision on Scutaro for arbitration (which if offered would cost Boston a 1st rd pick). Toronto had already signed Gonzalez and the Red Sox were trying to plant the idea that maybe they don’t go after Suctaro and Toronto could be stuck with 2 SS’s (if they offered Scutaro arbitration and he accepted)

      It was such a transparent and planted story and designed to make Toronto think twice about offering arbitration (so the Red Sox could avoid paying a 1st rd pick), but somehow I was still surprised that Gammons would stoop to that level and print it.

      At that point I completely gave up on Gammons; I understand as a reporter he will be used for controlled leaks from the club…. but his willingness to go forward with this utter BS in the hopes that his club saves a 1st round pick – that was the last straw and signified he prioritized helping the team over actual reporting.

  • erik

    he may run like mays, but he hits like sh*t. wrong position but still applicable

  • Guns of Navarone

    There really is no end to the comedy with Peter Gammons.

  • Guns of Navarone

    I mean… really…

    The blurb starts innocently enough. Business as usual.

    “Among the list of relievers expected to be available are Houston’s Jose Valverde, Colorado’s Huston Street, Oakland’s Russ Springer, Pittsburgh’s John Grabow and Baltimore’s Danys Baez.”

    But then he literally CANNOT resist gushing about the Red Sox, and what follows are two statements that are homerism at best, and at worse make you think he’s slipped into drug-induced insanity or age-related dementia.

    “Boston might be willing to move Manny Delcarmen, who might be able to close in the National League, but they’d trade him only for a significant bat. Incidentally, one scout says Ramon Ramirez “may be the best trade of the offseason. He could easily close if anything happened to Jonathan Papelbon.”

    But it gave me a good chuckle on a Monday night :-)

  • Jim

    Delcarmen was actually fairly decent from 06-08 but then he became one of the worst pitchers in baseball in 09 and 10. Not sure what happened but it is safe to say he will not be seeing the major leagues with the Yanks.

  • Rainbow Connection

    I’d rather have Ace than either of these pieces of shit.

  • Dave M

    I remember when Randy Johnson came to the Yankees. Kruk “predicted” he’d win 30 games ad the cyyoung. Hahaha what a tool