About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

4 thoughts on “Yankees close to re-signing Garcia

  1. I think this says that Brian Cashman doubts that he can sign a high-end free agent starter (because there really aren't many out there). Signing Freddy is insurance. If Cashman can pull off a major trade, he can always use Freddy in long relief or he can bite the bullet and release Burnett if his 2012 season is a repeat of his last one. Overall, this is a good move to give us depth and potential options.

  2. Totally agree on the "depth" point. Garcia gives you quality innings and he would be one of the best 4 or 5 men in a rotation in the AL. I still hold out hope that the Yanks can pull off a trade for either Danks or Gonzalez and move Burnett (eating most of the salary). Danks or Gonzalez would be the solid #2 the team needs, followed by Nova, Hughes and Garcia. Nice rotation with depth provided by Hector Noesi or one of the guys from AAA (Phelps or Warren). Good move and I like the fact that both Garcia and CC are locked up early. However, I want no part of Colon returning next year