The Yankees allegedly checked in on lefty pitcher Travis Wood. After all, the Yankees need arms, or at least that's what I think.
|(Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)|
"The Yankees may be looking to trim their starting rotation openings from two jobs to one.
The team has "checked in" on free agent lefty Travis Wood, though they don't appear to be the favorites to land him..."
The original story was from Jon Heyman. Anyway, two things stuck out to me in Kuty's piece:
"Wood, 30, had a solid year for the Cubs in 2016 ... in relief. He posted a 2.77 ERA in 61 innings over 77 games, though his strikeout rate (6.9 K/9) was way down from his career high (10.5 K/9) from 2015...
|(Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune)|
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Look, if anything, it is interesting, but I gotta tell ya. I just don't see it happening as a starter for Wood in the Bronx. If Wood can help the Yankees in the pen, just like when they reached out to Sergio Romo before he signed with the Dodgers... I say give that a shot for sure.
Starter though? Nope.
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