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  • Boomer wants to be a Yankee again.

    I'm surprised no one has started a thread about this, but it was reported in todays NY Post that David "Boomer" Wells wants the Yankees to sign him to a contract. Here's the link: http://www.nypost.com/seven/05092008...ng__110042.htm.

    Now my question, is it a good idea. I know the article says that it would be going back to the old ways of doing things but I wonder would it? Boomer I doubt would get a $28mil prorated contract, and he even said that if he stinks the Yankees could just dump him. I say with Hughes out for another 2 months or so and he'll probably need more time to rehab after the injury, I say Wells can't be that bad.

    I think a one year $5mil contract wouldn't be that bad, and like it was said if he can't get it done the Yankees could just get rid of him and go back to what they're doing now. No harm done. It won't cost the Yankees anything but money. Wells might also have the fire this team needs to charge them up. I think this could be both good for Wells and the Yankees.
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    I say no. He's 45, he's had some trouble staying healthy this past few years, and his ERA last year, in the NL West, was almost 5.50.

    As for paying him 5 mil, he hasn't made more than 5 mil since 2001, so that seems like to pay given his age, injury concerns, and recent track record.

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    • #3
      Wells will just add to the problem of pitchers not able to go deep into games. While the Yankees starting pitching been doing better going deeper into games lately, I don't believe you want to add a five inning pitcher like David Wells to the rotation. You're better off with Rasner and Igawa to be honest.

      I don't believe money would be a issue. He shouldn't see much money if he did come back. The team could cut him, if they did add him for cheap. It won't hurt to add Wells, but I don't see how it would help that much. Still, he could be a option if Igawa struggles badly.

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      • #4
        This sounds like Randy Johnson saying that there's only one team that he'd accept a trade to (in order to waive his no-trade contract), and that would be the Yankees. Many Yankee fans felt they'd been pleasantly surprised to receive such an honor. As it turned out, who else would've given a guy his age a $32m extension for 2 seasons? This after he was already making $16m in his walk year?

        He would no longer have to deal with Joe Torre nor Mel Stottlemyre, neither of whom were enthused with his lackluster work ethic, but he'd still have to deal with us, Yankee fans.

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/wellsda01.shtml

        Let's see here. He was a combined 3-5 in 2006 and a combined 9-9 in 2007, yet we're supposed to give him $5m for this? He made just over $4m in 2006 and $3m in 2007, so he wants to go *UP* in salary? He must think that this in 1998 when he was actually well worth this.

        Once Hughes and Kennedy's mechanics are fixed, we should have an extra pitcher or two by then, given that both Rasner and Igawa can come through for us. In either case, Wells complains too much, has ticked off Yankee comments by saying how we'd booed him when he was with Boston (like the rest of their players aren't ever booed).

        Then there's matter of his 1-inning start in Game 5 of the 2003 WS. Did he expect us to forget this anytime? Granted, Torre hadn't used Canseco at all in the ALDS nor ALCS, that was unacceptable to not be able to come out for the bell in the 2nd inning.

        No thanks, I'll pass.
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        • #5
          no thanks, i`d rather take the youth & patience route
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          • #6
            Originally posted by YankeeFanUK View Post
            no thanks, i`d rather take the youth & patience route
            I agree.

            I will actually cry is Boomer comes back to pitch for us. Unless he's in the bullpen and somehow nasty. If he starts a game for the Yanks.... we got problems.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mission 27 View Post
              I agree.

              I will actually cry is Boomer comes back to pitch for us. Unless he's in the bullpen and somehow nasty. If he starts a game for the Yanks.... we got problems.
              Put Kei Igawa in the pen instead, and see if he can make himself useful. They shouldn't just give up on him the way we did on Jose Contreras.

              Last year, we saw Roger Clemens saying that the Yanks came to get him out of Texas, that he'd be joining us soon (for a measly pro-rated $28m, and this, after he was offered $25m, but asked to have the price upped). I believe that this was the biggest waving of the white flag that the team had no creativity towards getting a starting pitcher.

              If we have Boomer return, and this after Boston had no further use for him, kicked him to the curb, I have no idea why we would either. Other than keeping the clubhouse lively, I don't see any benefit to his presence here.
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              • #8
                What you want and what you get are two different things!

                The Yankees right now do not have to go out and get another pitcher!
                In another month Joba is going back to AAA to get stretched out to join the rotation...or so we've been told. In July Hughes will be back. Stay within the Organization for now.
                "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                • #9
                  Just say no. Honestly, what are the chances that a 45-year old with injury concerns and weight issues comes in and makes any significant contribution to our pitching staff. If Rasner continues to perform well (a good outing today would help ease questions about him a bit) then we have enough starting pitching to get by until Joba is ready to join the rotation or Hughes comes back.

                  There are much better stop-gaps to be had than a 45-year old David Wells.

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                  • #10
                    I think everyone initially ignored the Boomer rumors because we figured if we ignore them, maybe they will go away.

                    You could probably scour the minor leagues to find someone comparable to what Wells would give us at this point--which wouldn't be much.

                    I like how people who would take a flyer on Wells bring up his "rubber arm". Maybe his arm will be good forever, but the rest of his body is trashed.

                    It was alomost five years ago already that man with the rubber arm and alleged big-game pitcher remmoved himself from his WS start against the Marlins. Not to mention that he also had similar problems the year before against Anaheim in the post season.

                    I think the Yankees should really scour the minor leagues and use up all options down there before considering a gimmick move (a la Clemens) and signing Wells.

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                    • #11
                      Before anything with Boomer I think I would give Mr. Clemens a call.
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                      • #12
                        I lost all my respect for David Wells when he went to Boston. Can't he just retire? I'm supprised CBS didn't hire him after Hoo-Hoo left free radio. He woulda lasted like a day longer than Diamond Dave. Actually, maybe a week. Who knows? O&A would still be back. So, yeah, don't bring David Wells back.

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                        • #13
                          I think Boomer is bad news. Keep him away.
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                          • #14
                            I don't know if they would really benefit. I mean, did they REALLY benefit from bring Clemens back for that much money??

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by yankerwanker View Post
                              I don't know if they would really benefit. I mean, did they REALLY benefit from bring Clemens back for that much money??
                              Honestly, no they didn't. He got hurt like a zillion times, and he was horrible in the playoffs. Typical Boston.

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