Tag:Jarrod Washburn
Posted on: February 8, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2011 4:45 pm

Yankees would sign Washburn

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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Posted on: November 22, 2010 6:05 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2010 6:06 pm

Three teams interested in Washburn

Washburn Jarrod Washburn took a year off from pitching because he didn't care much for the offers on the table, plus he was considering retirement.

A year later, he may be looking to get back in the game as Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that three teams are bidding on Washburn. One is the Milwaukee Brewers, who were thought to be the favorite for Washburn's services last offseason thanks to the lefty's Midwest roots.

Washburn had an unsightly 7.33 ERA in eight starts for the Tigers after being dealt from the Mariners, where he posted a 2.64 ERA in 20 starts, which was way over his head. Even with the Detroit numbers, he finished 2009 with a 3.78 ERA, under his 4.10 career ERA.

Washburn can help a team -- a National League team especially, as he is one of the traditional crafty left-handers that is able to hang on for years thanks to being left-handed.

While the other two teams aren't known, the Brewers make the most sense because of their budget, proximity to Washburn's home, and clear need.

-- Evan Brunell

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