…I am worried if I am a Yankees fan, to have to put A.J. Burnett(10-15) into the third spot of a rotation, is very worrysome if they plan to contend with a rotation like that of the Redsox…
The Yankees are interested in Free Agent injury risks, Jeremy Bonderman, Jeff Francis, Chris Young and according to Jerry Crasnick of Espnnewyork.com, Justin Duchscherer.
“Duchscherer, 33, has a career record of 33-25 with a 3.13 ERA in eight seasons with the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He made the American League All-Star team as a reliever with Oakland in 2005 and again as a starter in 2008.Duchscherer, who suffered from clinical depression during his time in Oakland and ultimately overcame his struggles, has thrown only 28 innings over the past two seasons because of a variety of injuries. It’s uncertain whether the Yankees are looking at Duchscherer as a starter or a reliever. With Andy Pettitte reportedly leaning toward retirement, New York’s projected starting rotation currently consists of CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova in the first four spots, with a multitude of candidates for the fifth spot.” -Jerry Crasnick, ESPNnewyork.com
“Add Dave Bush to the list of free-agent starters on the Mets’ radar. J.P. Ricciardi was with the Blue Jays when team drafted Bush in the second round in 2002. Bush’s velocity dipped about 2 mph last year, but he was second on the Brewers’ staff to Randy Wolf with 18 quality starts.”- Jerry Crasnick, ESPNnewyork.com