"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Monday, December 10, 2007

Phillies have a mild interest in Mussina

From Bob Matthews:

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly have a mild interest in New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina. Pitching against National League lineups, without designated hitters, could extend Mussina's career long enough to boost his Hall of Fame hopes. He's no cinch to make the Yankees' starting rotation. (Democrat & Chronicle)
I'd definitely try to shop Mussina to gauge interest. Aside from a good 2006 season, Mussina has struggled since putting up solid numbers in 2003. His ERAs in 2004, 2005 and 2007 were 4.59, 4.41 and 5.15, respectively. He turned 39 two days ago, and is certainly pitching like someone that age.

With Chien-Ming Wang, Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte, Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy in line to be in the rotation, Mussina may not have a spot. If they can get back a decent prospect, they should pull the trigger.

Via MLB Trade Rumors


Russ Simeone said...

Just checking out your blog...great name. I'm happy Torre is now in LA because he killed pitchers and was loyal to a fault. He's a great guy and was terrific in the clubhouse, but his game skills were highly overrated. (FYI -- I'm a NY fan, although I live in Cleveland...playoffs were an awful time for me).

I haven't read everything you have posted, but wanted to get your take on any possible Santana deals if they go back to the table. I wouldn't even consider dealing Hughes and can't figure out why they decided to include him. However, I would offer this package: Melky Cabrera, Ian Kennedy, Alan Horne, mid-level prospect.

It gives the Twins a CF (one who is YOUNGER than Jacoby Ellsbury), two top pitching prospects, and another player from the Yanks' system. Thoughts?

Or, how about Kennedy and Austin Jackson for Joe Nathan?

Andrew Fletcher said...

I would've traded Hughes and Melky, as well as a lower prospect. However, if they really wanted Kennedy, I wouldn't have pulled the trigger.

The trade that Madden said could have happened should've been accepted, regardless of the money.

I think Kennedy and Jackson for Nathan is too much.

Kevin Paul said...

It was awesome.I haven't read before such you posted here. Glad to read. Expecting more from you guys.

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