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Yankees would sign Washburn

Posted on: February 8, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2011 4:45 pm
WashburnThe Yankees sure are hoping the good old glory days come back to New York this season.

After importing such '90s and early '00 stars such as Andruw Jones, Mark Prior, Bartolo Colon and Eric Chavez comes word the Yankees spoke to Jarrod Washburn about coming in on a minor-league deal.

As the New York Post adds, talks did not bear fruit, as Washburn is likely looking for something a bit more guaranteed after taking 2010 off. Nothing's surfaced yet, but the Yankees would still be open to adding Washburn if the veteran lefty, who finished fourth in Cy Young Award balloting back in 2002, agrees to come in on a minor-league pact.

Washburn has previously been linked to the Yankees as early as the trade deadline of 2009, when the Mariners instead shipped the lefty to Detroit. The Yankees refused to give up Austin Jackson and another player for Washburn, and later dealt Jackson to Detroit in a package to get center fielder Curtis Granderson.

Kevin Millwood has also been connected to the Yankees, which would be yet another "good old days" star who has tailed off as of late. However, it appears the Indians are the furthest along in signing Millwood.

Maybe GM Brian Cashman can convince Andy Ashby to come to camp.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:33 pm

Yankees would sign Washburn

Millwood was horrible in 2010, but at least he pitched last season.  Washburn is probably the better of the 2 pitchers IMO, but he missed all of 2010, and has to be considered even a bigger risk for the Yanks than Prior and Bartolo Colon.

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