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March 25, 2010

Trembley on Arrieta

Dave Trembley lauded the effort of pitcher Jake Arrieta this spring and said that the decision to reassign him was made largely for Arrieta's own benefit.

"We were doing him a disservice keeping him and not finding innings for him to pitch,'' Trembley said. "He's a special talent. Great arm. We just ran out of innings. I told him he just need some experience."

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 12:30 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Just baseball


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Yankees released Chad Gaudin this morning... I think he would be a good addition to the O's ... he's 27 and pitched well for the Yanks at the end of last season and would be a better option than Washburn... Sign the guy to a 1 year deal and see what he can do... If he pans out, he would be good trade bait in July... anyone else have a thought on this?
Rotation would be:
Guthrie (Yikes)

Personally I would make it more like:

Tony -

If the price is right, signing a 27-yr old pitcher makes some sense. But he'd be better in the bullpen. 5 starters, 1 closer, 6 others (Albers, Hendrickson, Johnson, Meredith, Mickolio, Uehara and then Gaudin). 5th starter goes to Hernandez and Gaudin can spot start without using up Hendrickson.

I don't think we'll sign him though. He falls into the Albers/Sarfate category - young, inconsistent - don't think we need more.

Gaudin already has a contract for 2010, so if we get him on waivers, we only have to pay him the minimum, with the Yanks on the hook for the rest.

As far as being in the rotation, I'd rather see him be the long man in the 'pen, filling in if a starter (Guthrie, perhaps) falters. Last year was only the second time he's ever started more than 6 games, and his WHIP was a mediocre 1.5+. I don't think I'd sit Tillman for this cat.

I think it's if you sign him after he is released you only have to pay him minimum, but if you claim him on waivers then you are on the hook for the whole amount.

I could be wrong but I pretty sure that's how it works.



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