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And I thought the Yanks would sign a good pitcher

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by exhawg, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Freaking Jaret Wright? Good Luck

  2. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Do not read this title

    Dunno - to me seems like a better idea than signing 400 yr old Randy J for 16 trillion.
  3. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I'm just pissed because the Tribe decided not to trade Wright for Pedro back before he went to the Sox. Wright ended up sucking or getting hurt the rest of his time in Cleveland.
  4. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Tony Fucking Womack and Jaret Wright.

    So much for "Pitching and Defense win Championships"
  5. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Hey fellas, coming from a huge Atlanta fan, this is a good get for the Yankees. It actually makes much more sense than Randy Johnson. Wright lacked confidence until he landed in Atlanta, a team that I consider the re-vamper of many slumping pitching careers. I am curious to see if Wright carries his recent success over to NY, or if he will miss Mazzone.
  6. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    That argument isn't going to end up mattering. :wink2:
  7. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    What was his record this year? I understand he had a pretty good year. I was glad to hear he was still in the bigs as I always liked him. If it weren't for that damn Jose Mesa we would have won it all in 97.
  8. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I hate Mesa most of all. I don't have any hatred for Wright, but he didn't pan out like managment hoped when they signed him rather than trading him for Pedro.
  9. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Wright led the team in wins (tie) with 15, in strikeouts with 159, and with a 3.28 ERA. He had a stretch late in the season last year where he was arguably the best pitcher in the NL. I think he went 9-0 during one span. I watch a lot of Atlanta games, and you could see him grow as a pitcher as the season progressed. He sucked in the playoffs, but what is new. They say the main reason for his success was Mazzone's ability to rebuild his confidence, and to make him more of a location type pitcher instead of a power pitcher. If the Yankees were wise they would use this same approach, because I feel that Wright could be exposed to more injuries if he becomes the power pitcher that he was in Cleveland.
  10. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    His velocity was about the same both places... His outlook possibly changed.... but he really never had blow away power... he'll be susceptible to injury because he's had them before... but at least now he knows he can get people out without having to challenge them on every pitch.
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I think its a great pick up for the yankees, I despise them and I hope Jaret Wright comes back to reality...

    career stats......52-45....5.09 ERA....
  12. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    AKAK: "Tony Fucking Womack and Jaret Wright."

    I'll believe in Wright when I see it. However, I'd take Womack for my team any day of the week. He's a perfect, perfect fit for this line-up and he's a gamer. He KILLED the Yanks in the '01 WS.

    I'm very high on the Womack signing. He's a guy like Marquis Grissom: not a star, but in a big spot, you can't get a fastball by him or fool him with breaking stuff. Plus, like I said before, the Yanks desperately need a guy that can play small-ball on this team.
  13. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Like the Womack pickup......but pretty leary about Wright. I hope not, but unfortunately, I see him imploding under the NY spotlight...

    On another note I hear the Yanks are close to signing Eric Milton.... :roll2: Not too sure about that one either.

    Hopefully we can sway Pavano to the Bronx!!
  14. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    Bucktastic: "On another note I hear the Yanks are close to signing Eric Milton...."

    I don't want Milton back at all. The Yankees have been fixated with Milton ever since they traded him away. An NL pitcher with a 4+ ERA is going to get bombed in the AL to the tune of a 5 or a 6.

    The Yanks need a lefty badly, but just getting a lefthander for the sake of it doesn't make much sense to me. That being said, I'm ecstatic that the Yanks didn't bring another one of their old lefthanded farmhands back in Al Leiter.

    I couldn't believe they were even considering that move. Bringing 5 Inning, 130 pitch, full-count Al to the Bronx would've been a horrible fit and a disaster in the making. Haven't they followed the Mets at all the last few years??
  15. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Agreed. Thank God Al Leiter never came. Hes washed up. So is Eric Milton....thats a disaster in the making....IMO.

    At least Im not the only one that thinks this....


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