Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Arroyo Going to the Yankees?

Could Bronson Arroyo be heading to the Yankees? He is according to this report. Not sure Arroyo would fare well against the big boys of the American League East, but he does seem to be a better alternative to Sergio Mitre. Let's just hope that if this does happen that the Yankees don't give up on prospects that could help the team down the road.

This Fan doesn't think losing prospects and spending a lot of money for a fifth starter makes a heck of a lot of sense. Mitre would pitch nearly as effectively and if you can win half your games with you fifth starter, that's all you can ask for. Arroyo is signed for another couple of years and what would the Yankees do with him next year when Phil Hughes is pegged as the fifth starter next year and Wang will be back?

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

I think Garland is a better option. He's as much of an innings eater as Arroyo, and at this stage in their careers I'd give the slight edge to Garland. Believe it or not, he actually has 15 quality starts this year. That's more than anyone currently has on the Yankees. Burnett has 14. Sabathia has 11. Chamberlain has 10. Pettitte has 9.