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July 16, 2005

Back to NY: Al Leiter, 39, had a 3-7 record with a 6.64 ERA in 2005. He walked 60 batters in 80 innings, while giving up 88 hits before he was DFAd by the Marlins. And now, he's a Yankee. I know they needed something but I don't know if it was this guy.

posted by jerseygirl to baseball at 08:42 AM - 19 comments

Leiter has been done for a year now. He'll get his 100+ pitches through 3 innings and then the bullpen will mop it up. Yanks are in desperation at the moment.

posted by EmpireWF at 11:33 AM on July 16

This isnt offical yet is yet?

posted by daddisamm at 12:48 PM on July 16

Will be done in time for Leiter to make tomorrow's start in Boston.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:23 PM on July 16

This. is. AWESOME. :D A reeling Yankees team, folks. I could get used to this... God, it brings back the 80's: big hair, loud clothes, "new wave", Miami Vice... and a Yankees team that sucks donkey balls. Hooray! :D

posted by hincandenza at 02:12 PM on July 16

Wow the yanks are really desperate...

posted by gregy606 at 02:21 PM on July 16

After getting beat 17-1 the other day, they need someone to throw an inning or two.

posted by dbt302 at 02:36 PM on July 16

Slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me why the Yanks traded Quantrill for Tim Redding and Darrell May? Was it to get another lefty in the pen? For the cash? This trade makes no sense at all. I think the Transaction Guy had it right.

posted by lilnemo at 02:37 PM on July 16

Slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me why the Yanks traded Quantrill for Tim Redding and Darrell May? Because he stinks. 5.53 ERA, 57 hits in 40 innings pitched.

posted by crank at 04:16 PM on July 16

Because he stinks. 5.53 ERA, 57 hits in 40 innings pitched. I don't buy that. Quantrill stats (pre-trade; w/Yanks) 32 IP 48 H 24 R 6 SO 6.75 ERA Versus May stats (pre-trade; w/Padres) 59.1 IP 73 H 38 R 32 SO 5.61 ERA Redding stats (pre-trade; w/Padres) 30.2 IP 40 H 35 R 17 SO 9.1 ERA Trading a set-up man having a sub-par year for two relievers having an even crappier year does not make sense. Even if you argue that May was brought in to be a situational lefty, it still doesn't make much sense.

posted by lilnemo at 05:28 PM on July 16

I was looking at the Yankees website this morning (to see what the hell kind of spin they were going to put on the absolutely concentrated rancid stink that Redding laid down last night), and saw the rumors of the Leiter acquisition, where Joe Torre's only comment was, "He is an experienced guy." My immediate thought was that "experienced" is a word you'd use for a played-out ho propping up a streetlight. I have a horrible feeling that tomorrow evening I'm going to get to find out just how apt that is. So, um, how 'bout that new Harry Potter book? Hurricane Emily? Tour de France? Anything but the Yankees' pitching?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:28 PM on July 16

Trading a set-up man having a sub-par year for two relievers having an even crappier year does not make sense. Even if you argue that May was brought in to be a situational lefty, it still doesn't make much sense. Quantrill had been designated for assignment, so NY had to either trade him or cut him. The trade with SD was just a slop swap, hoping to get someone, anyone, who could give a few decent innings instead of cutting him loose and getting nothing out of it. Quantrill was shot. He couldn't throw strikes. When you walk batters and give up more hits than innings pitched your worth as a set-up man is zero. His struggles go back to July or August of last season.

posted by crank at 05:58 PM on July 16

the yankees really have nothing to lose by getting leiter. they don't have to give up a player and are only responsible for $400,000 of his salary for the rest of the year. compared to what they have in the minors he's their best option right now. no one is thinking he will be a savior. if he can get 5 decent innings tomorrow that would be great.

posted by goddam at 07:42 PM on July 16

The Yankees picking up Leiter is much like the Twins picking up Bret Boone. If they produce great, it was a great move-if they dont prduce, they sure arent out very much. Sometimes a change in sceneary is all a veteran like Leiter or Boone needs....It will be interesting to see how it comes out!

posted by daddisamm at 11:20 PM on July 16

If he tanks can he just quit, force McCarver out, and join Buck in the booth again?

posted by YukonGold at 09:54 AM on July 17

Leiter will definantly wind up in the broadcast booth

posted by daddisamm at 04:25 PM on July 17

a played-out ho propping up a streetlight Thanks for that, Miz Bat... Now I am going to picture Al Leiter Fluid in saggy fishnets and a backwards fright wig for the rest of his season. "Howzabout a turn in the ol' rotation, luv?"

posted by chicobangs at 07:48 PM on July 17

"Howzabout a turn in the ol' rotation, luv?" Actually, he didn't do so very poorly tonight for a played-out old ho...went six and a third innings, allowed one run, struck out eight. Now, I didn't see the game and I sure didn't see him play in Tampa, but it does make one wonder why he couldn't do this down there. Oh, and the new Harry Potter book is pretty good so far, Hurricane Emily is making landfall on the Yucatan peninsula, and George Hincapie claimed his first stage victory in one of the gnarliest stages in the Tour de France (Saint-Lary Soulan).

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:36 PM on July 17

Welcome home, kid. Al "The Ingrate" Leiter deserves the Yankees. And the Yankees deserve prodigal son Al "The Ingrate" Leiter. Welcome home, kid, yr back where you belong.

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