Someone really likes Freddy Garcia

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.

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.

19 thoughts on “Someone really likes Freddy Garcia

  1. The odds of Garcia coming close to last year's numbers are pretty remote. That said, it's not a good deal for the Yankees. But I hope he proves us both wrong.

  2. cashman is a terrible gm and can't close a dealo to save his life. Bad move by the Steinbrenner boys bringing him back

  3. I figured if Garcia did sign elsewhere (I think he can possibly sign a 2-year deal if lucky), then Cashman would be forced to make a huge bid on Darvish or a 2-year deal on Kuroda, neither which makes sense. I get your point, but giving him $4million or $6 million doesn't make much difference for the Yankees, so why not just go and sign Garcia, the one stable pitcher?

  4. River Avenue Blues had an interesting post the other day about the Yankees portraying themselves as uninterested to affect the market for Darvish. I don't know how much water this holds, but it seems like everyone is pessimistic by Cashman's weird answers of wanting to improve pitching but then citing prohibitive costs. I think he is messing with the market. As the blog piece said, Cashman being transparent to the media on what they hope/hope not to do will only hurt the Yankees. Cashman might just be saying things to say things so that you writers keep busy. The other factor here that is not being discussed is Randy Levine and Hank. These two might overrule Cashman like last year and put out an outrageous bid for Darvish and then work out a deal for Darvish that might overpay him. If Cashman is not happy about that, then there could be friction, otherwise, the fans and writers out there who say the Yankees have to make a move just to make a move will cheer the over-indulgence of a Darvish contract. I'm all for Darvish. He's a no doubt talent and he's young. He's insurance if Hughes does not live up to the billing or Banuelos/Betances bust. If they are all successful, then you make trades.

  5. Sadly, I think the Garcia deal is further evidence that that Yanks won't make a real effort to sign Darvish.

  6. The only way we'd know if there was an effort is if the Yankees win Darvish's rights through the posting system. Otherwise, we'd have no idea if they even tried.

  7. is there really such a thing as a terrible <$5mm one-year contract for a starting pitcher? seems like a very slow news day.