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MLB Rumors: Don't Expect New York Yankees To Sign Jeremy Bonderman

NEW YORK - AUGUST 18:  Jeremy Bonderman #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitching against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 18, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJanuary 11, 2011

Via Jack Curry of the YES Network:

The Yankees are still monitoring the very thin starting pitcher market, but don’t expect them to sign Jeremy Bonderman.

This seems like it is for the best. There are a lot of injury-risk starters on the market this winter, Bonderman being one of them, but at least most of the others have decent upside if they’re healthy.

Bonderman doesn’t seem to have that upside.

He had a 5.53 ERA last year and has a career ERA+ of just 90. On top of that, in eight MLB seasons, Bonderman has managed to throw 200 innings or more just once.

This guy is the definition of unfulfilled potential.

To me, if the Yankees wanted to sign this guy, I’d much rather see them sign Kevin Millwood.

Millwood and Bonderman probably have a similar upside, with Millwood being much more likely to turn in a 200-inning season.

 

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