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What about Igawa?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Now that Carl Pavano is (hopefully) gone, the biggest waste of money in the organization is LHP Kei Igawa.

The K-Man is 2-4 with a 6.66 ERA over two seasons. He has pitched in 16 games for the Yankees, 13 of them starts. But Igawa was a solid 14-6, 3.45 for AAA Scranton last season. Over 156.1 innings he allowed 141 hits and walked 45 with 117 strikeouts. That’s pretty decent.

Surely there be some sort of market for Igawa? Perhaps a National League team with a big park?

“No,” said Brian Cashman. “Nobody has asked me about him.”



There you have it. Igawa, who is 28, has three years and $12 million left on his deal. I have no clue what the Yankees do with him. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster last season, so he may not even get invited to spring training. I suppose he’ll just keep chucking for Scranton.




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