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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Yankees sign Darren O’Day to bolster bullpen after Adam Ottavino trade

The Post’s Ken Davidoff confirmed that the Yankees agreed to a deal with side-arm throwing righty Darren O’Day on Wednesday.

O’Day, 38, spent most of his career with the Orioles, with whom he was an All-Star in 2015, but played the past two seasons with the Braves. O’Day pitched to a 1.10 ERA in 19 appearances and 16 1/3 innings for Atlanta last season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 27, 2021 at 02:12 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. drjohnnyfever Posted: January 27, 2021 at 02:29 PM (#6002214)
Jose Bautista should tell every team that he's accepting 1 day contracts to do nothing but pinch hit against O'Day.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 27, 2021 at 03:50 PM (#6002237)
Nice signing at that price.
   3. JRVJ Posted: January 27, 2021 at 05:05 PM (#6002269)
This is a remarkably cheap signing by the Yankees.

Really surprised.
   4. The Honorable Ardo Posted: January 27, 2021 at 07:18 PM (#6002304)
Has a 172 ERA+ in 576.2 career innings. Does anyone else, besides Mariano Rivera, have a stingier ERA+ in 500 or more career IP?
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: January 27, 2021 at 07:54 PM (#6002309)
Wagner, Kimbrel and Papelbon are all ahead of that.
   6. JJ1986 Posted: January 27, 2021 at 08:34 PM (#6002315)
I checked this like 10 years ago and I'm not going to verify it now, but when O'Day was a rookie Rule 5 pick, the Mets designated him for assignment to make room for Nelson Figueroa who was DFA’d the next day to make room for Casey Fossum. Fossum pitched only 3 games for the Mets.
   7. CFBF's Results are Certified Posted: January 27, 2021 at 09:19 PM (#6002320)
I have fond feelings for O'Day, as he was co-relief ace for the 2005 Florida Gators baseball team that I worked for when I was a student interning in the Sports Information Department. In fact, his fellow ace reliever, another sidearmer named Connor Falkenbach, was the inspiration for my BBTF username.

So it's pretty cool to see O'Day sticking around all these years later.
   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: January 27, 2021 at 09:45 PM (#6002328)
Wagner, Kimbrel and Papelbon are all ahead of that.


If you're a MLB reliever at one time in your life and your name is mentioned in the same conversation as the 3 guys listed above, I think you could be proud of your career.
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 27, 2021 at 11:01 PM (#6002344)
Jose Bautista should tell every team that he's accepting 1 day contracts to do nothing but pinch hit against O'Day.

.368/.571/1.000 in 28 plate appearances

Top 10 OPS vs O'Day, minimum 10 plate appearances:

                                           
Name               PA   BA  OBP   SLG  OPSV
Jose Bautista      28 .368 .571 1.000 1.571
Ben Zobrist        13 .545 .538  .818 1.357
Steven Souza Jr.   11 .300 .364  .900 1.264
Vernon Wells       13 .231 .231  .769 1.000
Evan Longoria      25 .250 .400  .500  .900
Miguel Cabrera     15 .250 .400  .500  .900
Rajai Davis        11 .300 .364  .500  .864
Dustin Pedroia     25 .348 .400  .435  .835
Jacoby Ellsbury    13 .182 .250  .455  .705
Melky Cabrera      10 .300 .300  .400  .700
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 27, 2021 at 11:11 PM (#6002346)
I checked this like 10 years ago and I'm not going to verify it now, but when O'Day was a rookie Rule 5 pick, the Mets designated him for assignment to make room for Nelson Figueroa who was DFA’d the next day to make room for Casey Fossum. Fossum pitched only 3 games for the Mets.


From MLB website:

April 18, 2009 - New York Mets designated RHP Darren O'Day for assignment.
April 19, 2009 - New York Mets designated RHP Nelson Figueroa for assignment.

The first two parts were correct, but Fossum doesn't appear on the MLB site for some reason.

BBRef/Wikipedia say that Casey Fossum:
January 16, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets. (Wikipedia links to a Buffo News article that says it was a minor league deal.)
April 30, 2009: Granted Free Agency.

So, your memory is probably correct.

   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 28, 2021 at 09:24 AM (#6002389)
Tanaka back to Japan. Rakuten Eagles.

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