Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Itemizing the Yanks shopping list

I was starting to compile the list of likely SP targets for the Yanks, then Tim at MLBTradeRumors.com went and did the work for me, sorting available FA by their K/9 IP rates:

Player K/9
John Smoltz 11.57
A.J. Burnett 9.31
C.C. Sabathia 8.90
Randy Johnson 8.74
Ryan Dempster 8.15
Oliver Perez 8.14
Randy Wolf 7.90
Ben Sheets 7.45
Bartolo Colon 7.09
Pedro Martinez 6.93
Andy Pettitte 6.80
Derek Lowe 6.38
Mike Mussina 6.22
Odalis Perez 6.01
Tim Wakefield 5.81
Jamie Moyer 5.75
Josh Fogg 5.26
Tom Glavine 5.26
Kyle Lohse 5.06
Brad Penny 4.90
Greg Maddux 4.60
Braden Looper 4.37
Kenny Rogers 4.31
Jon Garland 3.96
Paul Byrd 3.89
Mike Hampton 3.83
Sidney Ponson 3.79
Livan Hernandez 3.47
[Shocking, Ponson is at the (near) bottom of the heap. Well, you know.]

You can cross off Smoltz, Glavine, Unit, Pedro, Maddux, Wakefield, Rogers, Livan. It still points to Hank pushing Cashman to sign Burnett (assuming, of course, he opts out of his deal) and CC at any cost.

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