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Friday, June 15, 2001

Cone curbs Marlins to step up comeback

To all the people who have been pleading for the release of David Cone, stop. The man is pitching very well. I watched him pitch last night and he had Wiffle Ball type movement on his pitches. The guy is a warrior and his presence is a plus on this dysfunctional team.

I bet the Yankees wish they had him back now.

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   1. Bruce Markusen Posted: June 16, 2001 at 03:11 PM (#69316)
I think that the Yankees gave Cone every chance to succeed last year. Even with Pettitte hurt, I'd rather see the kids (Lilly, Keisler, and Knight) receive an opportunity. If one of those three pans out, the Yankees will have taken a step toward injecting some needed youth into the pitching staff. It's a gamble, but I'd like to see the prospects get a shot.
   2. Jay Jaffe Posted: June 16, 2001 at 08:12 PM (#69317)
The Yanks also gave Cone a chance to come back, offering a non-guaranteed $500,000 contract (plus incentives). But Cone's pride wouldn't let him accept the role as a fifth starter, and so he moved on.

Cone was my favorite Yankee; his successful comeback from an aneurysm drew me to the team back in 1996 (I was still relatively new to NY back then). I find it difficult to root against him. But unlike the Fat Man, banished in the Clemens trade, I don't wish Cone the chance to show up the Yanks. If he faces them in a pennant race, no question which side I'm taking.

Anybody read Roger Angell's book on Cone? I couldn't put it down.

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