Chat or Chuck: Kelvim Escobar

Bottom line: With Bruney and Coke gone and left field taken care of, the Yankees need pitching, and lots of it. With the bullpen thin, Chamberlain and Hughes need to stay there. So, as the rotation stands right now, there are only three guys there. Cashman has hinted that Lackey is too high of a price, so lets take a look at a smaller investment: Kelvim Escobar.

Chat:

  • He will come pretty cheap.
  • He has a 4.15 ERA in 12 seasons.
  • He has pitched in Anaheim, so he is used to big games.
  • He has postseason experience.
  • He is pretty young at age 33.
  • He has started over 200 games in his career.
  • He isn’t a type A or B, so the Yankees won’t lose any draft picks.

Chuck:

  • There are better options on the free agent market.
  • He was injured last year and had very limited playing time.
  • He walked 7.2 batters per nine innings last season.

Chat or Chuck?
Chat.
With three accomplished and reliable starters in Sabathia, Burnett and Pettitte, a big game ace pitcher, such as Lackey, is just unnecesary. Escobar can be a reliable end of the rotation pitcher. Like I said, the Yankees need pitching. Every option is important, and Escobar is a very good option.

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4 comments

  1. yankeeholics

    Ur blogs is on of my favorite blogs to read…always something interesting on it.

    About Kelvim Escobar…it would make sense to bring him over, but there is another option: Erik Bedard. I feel Bedard is a solider, more reliable pitcher than Escobar, but the problem is Bedard gets injured a lot….of course, everyone has forgotten about wang. I still believe in him, and if he can bounce back, he can be a successful fourth starter, and we could place gaudin in the fifth spot.

    I think the Yanks will go ahead and sign Lackey though. They have the money, there is no reason to be cheap, and it will give them the best rotation in baseball. I hope they’ll pick up Lackey

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