Yankees Solve Pitching Depth Problem; Promote JUGS Machine to be 5th Starter

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Pitching depth has been a concern for the Yankees as of late. Joba Chamberlain is being subjected to an innings limit, and Sergio Mitre has struggled. The Yankees just signed Russ Ortiz, but there is a reason he was not currently on a major league roster. So today, the Yankees permanently solved their problem, promoting one of their JUGS machines to be the 5th starter.

"I don't know why we didn't think of this sooner," said a source within the Yankees front office. "A machine is more durable, and can go deeper into the games. This will save a lot of wear and tear on our bullpen. Naming a JUGS machine as the team's 5th starter is a bit unconventional, but was a better option than converting Derek Jeter to spot starter."

1 comment

MG said...

Ha ha ha. After reading my serious post, Yankees shoring up their pitching with castoffs?, this is some good satire... they may actually get some effective innings out of it as well.

I do agree that there's a reason Russ Ortiz was cut by the cash strapped Astros, but he's just a "few bucks" for the Yankees and could be fairly effective.

Check out my waiver breakdown, July No Traders bring August Waivers. Great blog by the way!

August 10, 2009 at 10:03 AM

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