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Yankees planning to make serious run at pitcher Wei-Yin Chen: source
4 years ago  ::  Nov 11, 2015 - 11:34PM #1
NYDECO
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Solid middle of rotation pitcher, lefty in Yankees Stadium is a plus. AL East tested(Not sure if this still means anything in recent years). Very poised like all other Asian pitchers (Remember Wang?)

Thought?

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 12:22AM #2
Yankees
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Yankees have plenty middle of the rotation pitchers.  They need a true ace because Tanaka and Pineda aren't it.

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 6:30AM #3
dixieyank
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I'm a little leary. If it is some 3 year type deal, okay. If it's some 5 or 6 year, 100 million......I'll pass.

4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 6:47AM #4
NW
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Nov 11, 2015 -- 11:34PM, NYDECO wrote:

Solid middle of rotation pitcher, lefty in Yankees Stadium is a plus. AL East tested(Not sure if this still means anything in recent years). Very poised like all other Asian pitchers (Remember Wang?)

Thought?

www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yank...



There are plenty of Asian pitchers that aren't poised.  Remember Kei "dynamite" Igawa?


RHB had a gaudy .815 OPS against Chen.  In fact, Buck didn't let him pitch against the Jays this year, while he had 5 starts against the Yanks, 6 against the Rays, and 4 against the Sox.  Interestingly enough, in YS this year, even with a crappy right-handed lineup, the Yanks hit .312 against him.  He also averaged less than 6 IP per start against the AL East.


While I'd like to see a lefty beside CC in the rotation, Chen is not the one.


4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 8:30AM #5
xnewyorker
Posts: 657

Giving up a draft pick for him and signing him to a 5 year deal....Pass

4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 8:55AM #6
nystripes2
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No Wei.
4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 9:28AM #7
newinn
Posts: 33,215

Makes little sense to me to give up a draft pick for a guy that at best is  #3. Haven't been very impressed the times I've seen him.

4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 9:31AM #8
Joeybagadonutz
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I have no problem with then signing him if they sign a bigger name to hand over the pick for
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 9:41AM #9
hampfan
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Nov 12, 2015 -- 9:28AM, newinn wrote:


Makes little sense to me to give up a draft pick for a guy that at best is  #3. Haven't been very impressed the times I've seen him.




New, yet I think we need a second LH starting pitcher in our rotation, even if he's 60-40 successful. I can't name a truly successful Yankee team that ever lacked two decent (meaning not Late CC and Capuano)  LH starters: e.g., Ford and Lopat, Ford and Shantz (and others in that era), Pettitte and Key, Pettitte and Wells, Pettitte and CC.. I know Wei probably doesn't measure up to those pitchers, but who knows if in the LH pitcher-friendly YS that he might? At least food for thought, no?

4 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2015 - 9:59AM #10
newinn
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Nov 12, 2015 -- 9:41AM, hampfan wrote:


Nov 12, 2015 -- 9:28AM, newinn wrote:


Makes little sense to me to give up a draft pick for a guy that at best is  #3. Haven't been very impressed the times I've seen him.




New, yet I think we need a second LH starting pitcher in our rotation, even if he's 60-40 successful. I can't name a truly successful Yankee team that ever lacked two decent (meaning not Late CC and Capuano)  LH starters: e.g., Ford and Lopat, Ford and Shantz (and others in that era), Pettitte and Key, Pettitte and Wells, Pettitte and CC.. I know Wei probably doesn't measure up to those pitchers, but who knows if in the LH pitcher-friendly YS that he might? At least food for thought, no?




certainly food for thought and I certainly would like more balance in the rotation but as you and I both remember it was far more important to have lefties in the original Yankee Stadium with the old 'death valley." I think it's still important but I also think who that left hander or left handers are is equally important and to be honest Chen doesn't do it for me.

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