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New York Yankees Hot Stove: Cashman Signs Mets Lefty Reliever

According to Jon Heyman at SI tweeted that the New York Yankees have signed 31-year old, lefty reliever Mike O’Connorto what my

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guess is a minor league deal.

O’Connor pitched 6.2 innings for the New York Mets last season, where he gave-up five hits, two earned runs, three walks and struck out eight batters. Before that O’Connor had not seen a MLB ballpark since 2008 and for good reason after giving up 13 earned runs in nine innings.

This pick-up will not be the first of its kind this off-season, as GM Brian Cashman ran into some serious good fortune last year when he took a chance on Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.

These signings can be very alarming when you look at guys, like O’Connor’s numbers.

Unlike last year, Yankee fans can’t deem Cashman headed for the loony -bin again, because whether it was genius or luck that led to success doesn’t really matter because it worked.

So, for now I will keep my mouth shut but for how long I cannot promise, especially if Cashman goes on a desperation run again.

I can’t help but point out that signing any Met player that was kept in the minors except for six innings does not seem to wise EVER!!

10 Comments

  1. Phil says:

    Probably will strike out the last batter in the world series as the Yankees win #28.

    • K. Tief says:

      Lets hope it's not against the Mets! They have had enough pain.

    • LLP says:

      I know right…..Phil I will be putting my foot in my mouth; like I did after this season. I was adamant about the Yankees NOT signing Colon and boy was I wrong.

  2. alcan says:

    Lets give Cashman some credit. He hasn't sold the farm and is not about to. Last season he rounded up a bunch of retreads and hasbeens and signed them all to minor league deals. He accomplished two things. One, he created a pool where he could get lucky with a couple and he did. Do you guys think this was not by design. Two, he kept these guys from the red sox who I knew were going to need lot of pitching help unlike a lot of fans who were shaking in their boots in awh of the red sox rotation. lol. Again, this winter he is dealing from a point of strength, no desperation is required. Just take a look at how he is keeping Wilson and his agent on the ropes. so, Yankee fans do not despair. It is what it is, the minor leagues are teams he need to address as well. Please, don't let your panites get rolled in a bunch.

    • LLP says:

      ALCAN – you said it perfectly!!!! Still, I do get worried as a Yankee fan….media brain washing is to blame most of the time!!

  3. toonman says:

    i cant remember clearly,but how did these “cashman reclaimation” pitchers do in the playoffs?

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