Monday, November 28, 2005

Flash - Rocky Style

For two years he has been the setup man for Mariano Rivera, but Flash Gordon is now looking set for a switch of role and a switch of leagues. Following Billy Wagner's departure from the land of Rocky Balboa, the Phillies have earmarked the former Red Sox closer as the guy they want on the mound with the game on the line.

Following 2.21 and 2.57 ERA seasons with the Yankees, Gordon seems to want one last shot at the big job. Having closed for both the Chicago clubs as well as the Sox, he has the make-up of being a top notch ninth inning guy, of that there is little doubt, but the surprise to me is how most Yankee fans seem happy that he seems on his way.

His performances setting up for Mo have been very good, and if the bp had any other guys who could get hitters out then he wouldn't of been overworked. We need to be adding to the 'pen, not subtracting and the way things are going, all the quality relievers are going to end up not playing in the Bronx.

No deal has been struck but the Phillies are said to be the most aggressive suitor for Gordon and with the closers job up for grabs in a good baseball town on a playoff calibre team, it seems as though a deal may indeed come about. Should it do so the Yankees would take the Phillies #22 pick in the first round of the 2006 draft as well as a supplementary pick at the end of the first round.

I want Flash back, sadly it looks as though my wish will not come true...this time.

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