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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Yankees - Signed Embree

New York Yankees - Signed P Alan Embree.

This looks like a done deal, so if it doesn’t come to pass, I’ll just quietly delete this and never speak of this again.  Embree’s probably not quite as bad a pitcher as he’s shown this year, but the below projection is probably an above-average result.  I’d wager that Embree is a better pitcher than every other lefty that’s relieved this season with the exception of Mike Stanton.  That last sentence was not meant to be complimentary.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Alan Embree
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Period     W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Actual ‘05   1   4 43   0   38   42   32   8 11 30 7.65
Rest ‘05   1   1 22   0   18   18   9   3   5 16 4.50
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Total ‘05   2   5 65   0   56   60   41 11 16 46 6.63

Dan Szymborski Posted: July 30, 2005 at 03:42 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: July 30, 2005 at 04:09 PM (#1510123)
Will Embree be worse than the other Giant left-handed castoff to appear for the Yankees this season, Wayne Franklin. Methinks probably not THAT bad.
   2. Paul The Paranoid Android Posted: July 30, 2005 at 04:30 PM (#1510142)
That metal-on-metal sound you hear? Yeah, that'd be the Yankees, scraping the bottom of the barrel.
   3. Larry Bowa Posted: July 30, 2005 at 04:39 PM (#1510151)
Dogs and cats, living together!
   4. Shalimar Posted: July 30, 2005 at 04:40 PM (#1510156)
The Yankees are obviously suffering from a case of Paul Quantrill regret. Will someone please tell them that Quantrill hasn't been particularly good with San Diego either. They don't need to sign every washed-up veteran pitcher who gets released, on the off chance that one of them has something left. When a team has used 24 pitchers so far, and more than half of them have negative VORP, it's a good sign that the quantity solution hasn't worked. Even Texas has gotten positive VORP from a better percentage than that, and they have no pitching depth at all.
   5. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:01 PM (#1510180)
Heh heh heh. I can't wait until the Yankees bring in Embree to face Ortiz.
   6. 1k5v3L Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:05 PM (#1510182)
Yankees designated LHP Buddy Groom for assignment.
Groom had a 4.91 ERA and lefties were hitting .265 against him, so he was clearly outperforming Alan Embree. Still, the Yankees felt they had to take the chance. Jul. 30 - 12:47 pm et
   7. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:06 PM (#1510186)
I had this strategy in my fantasy league a few years ago. When my team was floundering, I picked up every player that I had heard of as soon as they got dropped, just waiting to catch lightning in a bottle. It never really happened for me, though.
   8. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:11 PM (#1510196)
From the 'maybe the pinstripes will fix him' file...
   9. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:22 PM (#1510228)
Groom had a 4.91 ERA and lefties were hitting .265 against him, so he was clearly outperforming Alan Embree. Still, the Yankees felt they had to take the chance.

ahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahha
   10. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:31 PM (#1510261)
George H. W. Bush is a left handed pitcher, maybe the Yankees should sign him
   11. Mikαεl Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:43 PM (#1510307)
Embree is beyond toast.

This will be fun.
   12. WillieMays Haze Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:45 PM (#1510313)
This is getting ridiculous.

Though, Chacon looked okay in his 1st inning...
   13. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:58 PM (#1510376)
Posted by John Rocker on July 30, 2005 at 01:58 PM (#1510335)

Sure, i'd listen if New York called
   14. Flynn Posted: July 30, 2005 at 06:38 PM (#1510568)
I'm guessing this was supposed to be some kind of FU to the Sox, but the only ones laughing are in Boston...
   15. 1k5v3L Posted: July 30, 2005 at 07:55 PM (#1510818)
Embree's reign of terror in NY has begun:

LA Angels Inning Summary
- J. DaVanon hit for J. Molina
- F. Rodriguez relieved S. Chacon
- J. DaVanon walked
- A. Embree relieved F. Rodriguez
- A. Kennedy singled to left, J. DaVanon to second
- C. Figgins safe at first on pitcher A. Embree's throwing error, J. DaVanon to third, A. Kennedy to second, J. DaVanon scored, A. Kennedy to third, C. Figgins to second
- T. Gordon relieved A. Embree
- O. Cabrera doubled to right, A. Kennedy and C. Figgins scored
   16. Walt Davis Posted: July 30, 2005 at 07:55 PM (#1510819)
They're just trying to steal the headline after the Mets' signing of Cordero. :-)
   17. Asher87 Posted: July 30, 2005 at 08:04 PM (#1510862)
Should've kept Groom.
   18. Bell, Rhodes and Young Posted: July 30, 2005 at 09:08 PM (#1511036)
Nice debut!

*snicker*
   19. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 30, 2005 at 11:46 PM (#1511390)
[intonation] Today was the day that Alan Embree became a true Yankee. [/intonation]
   20. Denny Lemaster Cylinder Posted: July 31, 2005 at 12:26 AM (#1511534)
Embree's throwing error prompted this comment on the Angels-Yankees Game Chatter thread (post 2-66):

Posted by <U>Ben Jacobs</U> on July 30, 2005 at 02:48 PM (#1510781)

Embedded Red Sox!
   21. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: July 31, 2005 at 04:45 AM (#1512130)
Hopefully Alan will continue his great work for the Red Sox team. A class act all around and a good guy.
   22. Shoebo Posted: July 31, 2005 at 04:51 AM (#1512140)
Hey Chris...my wife just got back from Taiwan a few days ago. She said as she was leaving another big gambling story was breaking.

Any news on that?
   23. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: July 31, 2005 at 06:43 AM (#1512253)
Hey Chris...my wife just got back from Taiwan a few days ago. She said as she was leaving another big gambling story was breaking.

Any news on that?


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