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Old 12-01-2004, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Yanks pull out for Unit, Focus on Pedro

http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3208792

Pedro won't cost prospects, or Vazquez, Posada, pending what rumour you hear. Think Pedro would be better. Whats Unit got left..pitch till he's what 44-45? 3 or 4 seasons??
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Interesting. The Yankees really need a lefty starter and Pedro isn't it, obviously. Maybe Eric Milton? He's a FA and they signed him originally. Milton is younger and quite usable.
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In my mind Milton is not all that he is hyped to be. He can pitch but in my mind he cant be one of the top starters on the Yanks rotation otherwise we would be in trouble.
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I would love the Yanks to trade for Randy Johnson but if the dont I wouldnt mind seeing a Rotation of
Moose
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Pavano/Lieter
Milton/Liber
I did not include Brown because in my mind he will not be able to be the pitcher he used to be and for that reason will not hold a slot in this rotation.
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Why? Why do the Yankees need a lefty starter? The Yankees need quality starting pitchers whether they throw left, right or with their teeth. What an overblown myth.

Plenty of solid free agent pitchers out there, no need to piss away the future, even for Randy Johnson.
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Good point Alex i agree aslong as they produce does it really matter what arm they use to throw. On sports center today they showed that the red soxs had 3 wins this season by a lefty as well as the Cards and those were the two teams in the world series. The yanks had 1 win by a lefty.
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i think clement would be a good fit in NY
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How come the Yankees can't focus on a good young pitcher? Pedro and the Unit are old, as are the Yankees. They are going to be totally screwed down the road, if they aren't already, by not planning for the future.
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My guess would be that for one the Yankees want to win now and they are not willing to wait on a young pitcher to develop. Outside of Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera the Yankees do not exactly have a good track record of late in developing young pitching talent.
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I said id like Clement as a Yank on the Top FA's board and got bashed by several members saying that he is not all that. Id rather have clement then milton though.
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Except that the Eric Milton is a better choice for the Yankees because he's something they didn't have all last year. A left handed starter.
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My guess would be that for one the Yankees want to win now and they are not willing to wait on a young pitcher to develop. Outside of Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera the Yankees do not exactly have a good track record of late in developing young pitching talent.
I'm not suggesting getting a prospect you hope will develop, I meant a pitcher in his mid-20s who they can build around and for the future with. But to be honest, I guess there aren't many of those out there.
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I'm not suggesting getting a prospect you hope will develop, I meant a pitcher in his mid-20s who they can build around and for the future with. But to be honest, I guess there aren't many of those out there.
The main problem is as you said there are none of those out there as free agents.

Secondly, the Yanks have nothing to deal for a guy like that. They have spent themselves into a corner where the guys they are willing to part with are either way overpaid for what they produce (Bernie Williams, Jason Giambi, Kevin Brown) or are veterans in their 30s making minimal salaries (Kenny Lofton, Tom Gordon). Most of their prospects with any real top level talent are still probably at least two or three years away from being Major League ready.
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The Yanks may be hurting again, the RJ deal is being reported as dead, Leiter is close with the Marlins, Pavano will end up in Balt or Boston, and Pedro is hit or miss. And I'm a Yankee fan
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Those are just the big names. A guy like Eric Milton would be a fine addition. It's not as though the Yankees don't have the arms. Vazquez has a chance to be a stud. Mussina is still good for 15-18 wins. Lieber is a free agent but could be back and he was great in the play offs, especially in the cold. El Duque would make a nice fifth starter. Torre deserves the blame for wearing him out in September.
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