Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yankees win Igawa rights

ESPN's Buster Olney, who got the Daisuke Matsuzaka story on the nose, is now reporting that the New York Yankees have won the rights to Japanese lefty Kei Igawa at a daunting $25m.

That is too much money for me but I'll try and leave Yankee fans with the up side:

He's a lefty.

He's only 27.

He has a history of logging 200 innings.

He has a plus curve.

His fastball sits in the lower 90's, not the upper 80's as reported in various publications.

He doesn't cost us a draft pick.

He might catch players off guard with his stuff.

He'll cost the same as mediocre pitchers like Gil Meche.

And after all that, I still don't like this at that price.

A video of Igawa pitching can be found here

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