This blog has been starving for an update on ex-Yankees, and I thought there would be no better time than today to revive this blog’s old periodic feature.
Why today? Well, that’s easy. Haven’t you seen the Nationals box score from last night?! If you were too lazy to click through that link, I’ll just go ahead and tell you that old friend Chien-Ming Wang picked up his first win since beating the Mets on June 28, 2009, while wearing pinstripes. Wang had a no-hitter through five innings, lost it in the sixth, but left without allowing a run. Although it may hurt some of you to see him back to his winning ways, I feel really good for him. It’s been a long journey for him, and I guess he needed a fresh start.
Another reason to bring back the ex-Yankees feature today is due to some news out of Braves camp. Atlanta called up pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino, who went from the Yankees to the Braves in the Javier Vazquez deal in the 2009 offseason.
Without further ado, below are updates on some more old friends.
|Lance Berkman (STL)||341||99||.290/.399/.589||28||75|
|Nick Johnson (CLE, AA-AAA)||133||28||.211/.323/.376||6||10|
|Austin Kearns (CLE)||150||30||.200/.302/.287||2||7|
|Juan Miranda (ARI, AAA)||72||19||.264/.369/.472||4||18|
|Chad Huffman (CLE, AAA)||352||83||.236/.348/.412||13||52|
|Randy Winn (retired)||---||--||---/---/---||--||--|
|Kerry Wood (CHC)||39||36.2||3.68||38||1.39|
|Mark Melancon (HOU)||52||53.1||3.04||43||1.29|
|Javier Vazquez (FLA)||23||127.2||4.72||94||1.43|
|Royce Ring (BOS, GCL-AAA)||32||30.1||5.34||39||1.45|
|Chad Gaudin (TOR, AAA)||1||3||9.00||1||2.00|
|Dustin Moseley (SDP)||20||120||3.30||64||1.28|
And the 2010 version…
|Johnny Damon (TBR)||424||111||.262/.317/.389||9||50|
|Austin Jackson (DET)||411||100||.243/.310/.358||5||26|
|Hideki Matsui (OAK)||349||92||.264/.335/.415||11||56|
|Melky Cabrera (KCR)||477||145||.304/.338/.461||13||62|
|Xavier Nady (ARI)||202||50||.248/.284/.361||4||35|
|Jose Molina (TOR)||119||36||.303/.376/.445||2||11|
|Eric Hinske (ATL)||200||50||.250/.320/.440||10||25|
|Chien-Ming Wang (WAS)||3||15||3.60||3||1.33|
|Vizcaino (ATL, A+-AA-AA)||26||97||3.06||100||1.13|
|Ian Kennedy (ARI)||24||163.1||3.20||137||1.10|
|Phil Coke (DET)||29||90.2||4.76||45||1.52|
|Brian Bruney (CHW)||23||19.2||6.86||16||1.93|
Quick analysis: the Yankees lost a lot more talent two offseasons ago than they did this past offseason.