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Mornin’ y’all.

The Yanks have re-signed Serge Mitre. We haven’t got a worry in the world! Also, I was struck with a second-guess last night. Cliff Lee has made such a good nemesis for the Yanks the past few years, what if he signs for less and spurns the Bombers? Then, we’ll have something to get all sweaty about.

Tags:  new york city  Sergio Mitre

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1 Bruce Markusen   ~  Dec 2, 2010 8:50 am

So the obsession the Yankees have with Mitre continues. Next up, Chad Gaudin!

2 The Mick536   ~  Dec 2, 2010 9:07 am

Gardner has surgery. How many more? I predict A-hipRod.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 2, 2010 9:10 am

Well, Aceves for starters.

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 2, 2010 9:18 am

Mitre must have indisputable photos of Cashman rappelling down a 22 story hooker. How else does one explain such a waste of money? Do the Yankees not have a farmhand or twelve who can match Mitre's sustained mediocrity? This is no insurance root canal surgery for the fun of it. This signing makes my cheek painfully swollen. I can't see out of my left eye.
Thanks, Cashman.

When the pain subsides maybe I can explain how I really feel about this.

5 ms october   ~  Dec 2, 2010 9:45 am


the sme continues.
i guess he wasn't as bad last year as i feared he would be but still, now that he is arb eligible no need to pay him.

6 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 2, 2010 10:09 am

after a salt water rinse, some antibiotics, and painkillers I can add to my post about Mitre.
After the putrid embarrassment of a performance he put forth against Texas (mopping up what was left of the AJ Burnett disaster) I was certain we'd never see Mitre "working" for the Yankees again. He gave up on the game. He surrendered 3 hits and 2 home runs in 1 inning. He surrendered. Granted, he was placed in a no-win situation, but he surrendered in every sense of the word. Gave the Yankees nothing. Surrendered. A professional pitcher who has any value does not surrender. Mitre has shown he is not even capable of mopping up. He is a waste of $900,000, and more importantly a waste of roster space. Any innings he pitches for the Yankees in 2011 will be to the detriment of a more deserving player.

7 ms october   ~  Dec 2, 2010 10:23 am

[6] somehow i had put that out of my mind eff the sme.

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Dec 2, 2010 11:18 am

[7] I know, me too! And now that I'm reminded of it (thanks, Sliced!) I feel a little bit ill.

9 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 2, 2010 11:46 am

[6] Judgment at Grand Concourse >;)

10 bags   ~  Dec 2, 2010 12:16 pm

gorgeous photo alex.

11 Raf   ~  Dec 2, 2010 12:35 pm

I'm not thrilled about the signing, I wouldn't sweat it either; given the nature of pitching staffs in general, I don't think he'll be taking innings from those more deserving, or whatever. He'll probably fill the same role that he has filled since he arrived; spot starter, mopup man, bullpen fodder. Chances are, he'll add more value than Brian Anderson and Andy Sisco.

I don't know why Cashman didn't wait until after the Rule 5 draft; are pickings really that slim?

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