Posted: 3/19/2012 1:38:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by The Hawk:
Will this guy make 25 starts? Will he win 10 games? Can he throw to someone not named Posada? I say no.........
But do you need 25 starts and 10 wins from a guy getting $2.5 million?
And he doesn't need to throw to Posada. It's rare that a pitcher can throw to one guy in his career. He'll adjust and the Yankees will give him as long as he needs to feel ready.
He's a vet. He already learned how to adjust to pitching after he's lost speed. He's a ground ball pitcher. If he can just get himself back to half of what he was...he'll be a pretty damn good 5th starter if healthy. But health, obviously, is another big concern. He missed time in 2009 with a groin injury and that's stuff, at his age, that is tough to avoid.