Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wood to Yankees?

Ran into this today on the Tribune web site

"Wood's fastball was clocked as high as 98 m.p.h. toward the end of the season, and he was unscored on in 18 of 22 appearances. Now, with 4 1/2 more months of rest for his rehabbed shoulder, Wood's arm strength might give him the option of starting or relieving in '08.

Name recognition alone could make Wood a hot commodity, and with old friend Joe Girardi now managing the New York Yankees, the chances of Wood wearing dark blue pinstripes are probably decent if he bolts the Cubs."

Wood in the Yankee pen is a very interesting possibility. When you compare his upside to the other pitchers available (Borowski, Cordero, Linebrink, Dotel head the list) he becomes even more attractive. The strategy here would be to overpay for a year with a team option.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want Prior not wood!Once he gets healthy he will be a steal.

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