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Multiple teams inquiring about Freddy Garcia

Dec 20, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

Freddy Garcia

Jon Heyman tweets that the Yankees, Mets, and other teams have asked to see Freddy Garcia’s medical records. That means that everyone has an unhealthy obsession with Garcia’s personal business or else they’re actually considering signing the guy.  Given how few free agent starters are left out there I’m guessing the latter.

Which is kind of scary, because Garcia is by no means someone who is going to make a difference for a contending team. He threw 157 decent innings last year, but it was the first time he had pitched as many as 100 since 2006.  His ERA was respectable — 4.64 — but he really can’t strike guys out anymore. He’s also a right-handed flyball pitcher who I really wouldn’t want facing Boston’s big lefties — or anyone else’s big lefties — in Yankee Stadium.

I’d take a chance on him as a potential innings-eater if I wasn’t anticipating a run at the playoffs, but I’m not sure I’d jump at him if I was the Yankees.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    As far as I am concerned, he seems to be just perfect for the Yankees.

  2. Utley's Hair - Dec 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Are the Phightins still paying him for that one win he got them a couple years back?

  3. sosascork - Dec 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Nice Mullet-ized photo. Circa ’05?

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