August 6, 2009

Is Cashman content with just Russ Ortiz?

If you didn’t hear, the Yankees signed starting pitcher Russ Ortiz. Ortiz hit his peak in 2003 when he won 21 games for the Braves with a 3.81 ERA.

After leaving the Braves after the ‘04 season, he’s compiled a 10-28 record with a 6.56 ERA for the D’Backs, Orioles, Giants and Astros. If Brian Cashman is done looking for pitchers now, he needs to reconsider that decision immediately.

Ortiz might be a slightly better option than Kei Igawa as another fifth starter option, but I’d rather stick with Sergio Mitre at that point.

Anthony Claggett was just called up, but he isn’t likely to stay with the team too long. The only other viable option in the minors that seems ready for the majors is Zachary Kroenke.

I’ve been waiting for Cash to bring in a legitimate reliever each day of August, but he seems to be avoiding the idea. Maybe he’ll have time after he finishes signing the draft picks he wants to keep.

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