Saturday, November 12, 2016
BOONE LOGAN? I'LL STAY!
Are the Yankees reuniting with Boone Logan?
Good Lord I hope not, but it sounds like the Yankees and the Mets are going to try and "out do" each other to try and land him. Normally, I hate to lose to the Mets but in this case I would be thrilled to. I may do a cartwheel even! Please Mets.....offer him a crazy contract and sign him.
Hold on to your Yankee hats, according to the New York Post HERE New York really wants Boone Logan to move back east. Both New York teams aren't the only ones interested, Seattle and the Rockies are also interested in re-signing him after an impressive 2016 season. The free agent list of available starting pitchers this season is pretty pathetic. It may be the worst in the last decade so teams are going to look to bolster their bullpens to make up for it. I smell a bidding war in the making.
I just hope it isn't the Yankees. On paper, Logan had a good season holding opponents to a .166 BA in 66 games but I am not convinced that this wasn't just a fluke. I want to give Logan the benefit of the doubt here and say he reformed his game but I am also looking at disappointing seasons in 2014 and 2015 where he had ERA's of 6.84 and 4.33 respectively. Then of course....I can't stop thinking about how much we constantly called him the lefty specialist that couldn't get lefties out while he was a Yankee. There are just too many bad memories for me so yes I am skeptical.
I know we need pitching, a lefty especially after we traded away Justin Wilson, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller but how desperate are we here? I am still haunted by August 15, 2013. The Yankees and Angels were playing. The bases were loaded and Chris Nelson was at the plate and hit a grand slam. That wouldn't have stung as bad if it was Mike Trout but....really? Nelson? A guy we had for about five minutes to fill a temporary need. That is a tough pill to swallow. Oh what I wouldn't give to erase this memory from my brain.
Between all of the inconvenient injuries during his time with us and his sloppy pitching after awhile I changed his name to Boob Logan and thought of him as the new Sergio Mitre... the forever thorn in Casey's side and the reason Bleeding Yankee Blue was created. It's good to see Logan finally have some success with the Rockies, but maybe that has to do more with who he is playing for. The Rockies are also rebuilding but it's not the same pressure as playing in New York. Nothing is, and that is why I think the Yankees should review all of the previous aggravating game replays and just pass.
Once was enough for the Yankees. Go ahead and take him, Mets! The left handed reliever market is actually pretty good this season. Why try what has already failed and look at someone else.....like Brett Cecil perhaps? That I could get behind. Just because you make the call it doesn't mean you pull the trigger.....right? I'm just going to answer my own question and say yes to make myself feel better. I guess we will wait and see what happens.
--Jeana Bellezza, BYB Senior Writer & Editor
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