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2008-04-28 10:00
by Alex Belth
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Man, I miss this cat.

Just sayin...

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2008-04-28 10:15:18
1.   Chyll Will
Willie misses him more, I bet.
2008-04-28 10:44:03
2.   Alex Belth
Always liked how Duque and Posada got crazy with each other. Remember Jorgie coming out to the mound one day and grabbing Duque by the neck. Just really furious with him. Hilarious.
2008-04-28 10:44:22
3.   Shaun P
1 I was going to say, the Mets fans really miss him, seeing he hasn't pitched in so long . . .

Your way was better, Chyll.

2008-04-28 11:05:16
4.   claybeez
He's a bit old for the hot corner and recovering from illness, but I still miss my man Nettles owning 3B. There has been no Yankee third baseman since that has made me forget his grace, athleticism and fielding prowess.
2008-04-28 11:07:23
5.   williamnyy23
Assuming the Yankees need to acquire an arm, perhaps another old friend might fit the bill. On a recent broadcast, Cone mentioned that David Wells was still looking to pitch. If he can still fit in the clubhouse, he might have something left.
2008-04-28 11:19:37
6.   kylepetterson
5 ugh.
2008-04-28 11:40:17
7.   Shaun P
5 There is still a very bad taste in my mouth from Wells' last "appearance" in a Yankee uniform.

Being more objective, Wells is 45. He last faced major league hitters on 9/28/07 - seven months ago. (Caveat - it was a Bonds-less Giants lineup.) Last year, in the weaker eague, his ERA was 5.43. He made 19 of his 29 starts in pitchers' parks: SF, LA, and SD. Petco might be one of the most ridiculous pitchers' parks in MLB history, and 13 of those 19 starts came there. His ERA in those starts was 4.01. That means, in non-Petco-aided starts, his ERA was 6.99.

I'd sooner see the Yanks take Igawa for another spin around the block than bring Wells back.

2008-04-28 11:47:31
8.   Schteeve
5 If the Yankees signed David Wells, I'd light myself on fire.
2008-04-28 12:02:46
9.   pistolpete
5 Why not Jim Palmer if we're getting nutty...?
2008-04-28 13:10:43
10.   Sonya Hennys Tutu
Or Cone ;)
2008-04-28 13:16:39
11.   tommyl
Didn't Paul O'Neill used to pitch in high school? Didn't he pitch a couple of innings for us at some point? That way we could bring back 21 and then people can boo the real Paul O'Neill. Everyone wins!
2008-04-28 13:17:44
12.   Mattpat11
Tom Gordon
2008-04-28 13:18:56
13.   yankee23
0 Not even just Duque with the Yanks, I miss seeing that high leg-kick anywhere.
2008-04-29 04:22:12
14.   The Mick 536
Paulie pitched two innigs for the Reds on June 19, 1987 against the Braves in a 16-5 loss. He escaped a seventh inning with a DP. In the eighth, he gave up 3 runs on 2 hits (homer by Ozzie Virgil, walked 4 and SO 2.

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