Baseball Crank
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August 7, 2003
BASEBALL: Welcome, Worn Out

Well, it took Armando Benitez a lot less time to wear out his welcome in the Bronx than it did in Baltimore or Queens. Of course, the Yankees get double the pleasure by sending Benitez to a team (Seattle, for Jeff Nelson) that they are likely to face in October. The fact that Benitez cleared waivers doesn't exactly bode well for his price on the free agent market this off-season.

ESPN is surprised that Benitez got traded, but citing Benitez' 1.93 ERA is rather deceptive, since he's allowed as many unearned as earned runs, and has allowed 6 walks (and 8 hits) in 9.1 IP with the Yanks.

Nelson's been much tougher: 37.2 IP, 47 K, 14 BB, 3 HR. He's allowed more hits than in the past, but that's something he has less control over. Yankees 1, idiots who blasted Pat Gillick for not making trades just for the sake of making trades, 0.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:40 AM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

How the hell did Theo Epstein allow Jeff Nelson to clear waivers ?

Posted by: Jerry at August 7, 2003 11:37 AM
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