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    Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Yankees: Team preparing an offer for Gordon

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    The Yankees are preparing a free-agent offer to right-hander Tom Gordon, who has been Rivera's primary setup man for the past two seasons. But Gordon is expected to draw interest from other teams, possibly including the Mets, who are looking for a closer, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. "We'd love to have Tommy Gordon back if at all possible," Cashman said. "But we're going to have a lot of competition for him."

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Gordon - Ryan - MO

    Sounds good to me.

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbauer2485
    Gordon - Ryan - MO

    Sounds good to me.
    indeed, we'd go from probably one of the worst pens, to one of the best

    7th/8th/9th Gordon-Ryan-Mo? LIGHTS OUT BABY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter_Sandman_42
    indeed, we'd go from probably one of the worst pens, to one of the best

    7th/8th/9th Gordon-Ryan-Mo? LIGHTS OUT BABY

    Yup---and be able to go after 6 innining SP's
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by Enter_Sandman_42
    indeed, we'd go from probably one of the worst pens, to one of the best

    7th/8th/9th Gordon-Ryan-Mo? LIGHTS OUT BABY
    It is a wishful thinking. Gordon staying or not depends on Yankees signing B.J. Ryan or not. He wants to stay at Yankees only if he is the setup, not a 7 inning guy. B.J. Ryan also only go to Yankees if he is the setup under Mo. So we need to choose between Gordon or Ryan and I think the answer is pretty clear.

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    B.J is because Gordon has said that he wants a closers role, And they both have good numbers so it's a win win road right
    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t
    It is a wishful thinking. Gordon staying or not depends on Yankees signing B.J. Ryan or not. He wants to stay at Yankees only if he is the setup, not a 7 inning guy. B.J. Ryan also only go to Yankees if he is the setup under Mo. So we need to choose between Gordon or Ryan and I think the answer is pretty clear.
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbauer2485
    Gordon - Ryan - MO

    Sounds good to me.
    Well...except for the postseaon, maybe, when we find Flash puking in the 'pen.

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    They better be offering him arbitration.
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam18
    They better be offering him arbitration.
    Agreed...

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam18
    They better be offering him arbitration.
    They will.
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    The Yankees are incompetent if it's not an offer of arbitration.

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    Let Gordon walk as the Mets are interested in him. If he signs with the Mets then we get there #18 Draft pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yank4life2005
    Let Gordon walk as the Mets are interested in him. If he signs with the Mets then we get there #18 Draft pick.
    I would rather a dominant bullpen than an 18th overall draft pick

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by Enter_Sandman_42
    I would rather a dominant bullpen than an 18th overall draft pick
    Gordon will turn 38 and we need to get younger. He will probably want at least a 2 year deal. There are better options besides Gordon to fill the 7th inning once we get BJ Ryan for the 8th.

    Guys like Howry, Farnsworth & Tavarez.

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by yank4life2005
    Gordon will turn 38 and we need to get younger. He will probably want at least a 2 year deal. There are better options besides Gordon to fill the 7th inning once we get BJ Ryan for the 8th.

    Guys like Howry, Farnsworth & Tavarez.
    Ryan is certainly not a sure thing. I would like to retain Gordon and if we do end up with Ryan consider using Gordon in a trade later. I would hate to pass on keeping Gordon only to fail in the FA hunt.

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by yank4life2005
    Gordon will turn 38 and we need to get younger. He will probably want at least a 2 year deal. There are better options besides Gordon to fill the 7th inning once we get BJ Ryan for the 8th.

    Guys like Howry, Farnsworth & Tavarez.
    All three? Ok.
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by Stupid Flanders
    All three? Ok.

    Any of those 3 would be fine for the 7th. Add Scott Eyre also to that mix.

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    Let's see how this plays out. I'm still on the fence about Gordon. While he has been a great set-up man and makes our bullpen strong, I'm almost tempted to get the draft picks and sign a FA. I don't know though...

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    Gordon is in decline.

    Offer him arbitration, but then let him go and take the draft pick.
    Fire Cashman!

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    I can't see Gordon staying around this year considering what other teams are probably offering. Offer arb and take the picks...

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich
    Gordon is in decline.

    Offer him arbitration, but then let him go and take the draft pick.
    As long as there is a suitable 7th inning option signed.
    Even if the Yankees land Ryan, that still leaves Sturtze and company for anything prior to the 8th, and we all know how that worked out this season.
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Arbitration + Omar Minaya's signing of Tom Gordon's 8 mil per year for 2-3 years to be a closer when he has lost half his fastball and 3/4 the break on his curve = Draft picks + my drunkenen happiness

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    Quote Originally Posted by ring403
    As long as there is a suitable 7th inning option signed.
    Even if the Yankees land Ryan, that still leaves Sturtze and company for anything prior to the 8th, and we all know how that worked out this season.
    I want to sign Dotel and Farnsworth. I was concerned that in an article in Saturday's Star-Ledger, a Yankee official was quoted as saying:

    "...One team official said the team believed that it could fill the rest of its bullpen needs from within the organization if it were able to sign Ryan to a free-agent deal."

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    I can't imagine that there are enough quality major league ready arms to be able to do that.
    Fire Cashman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich
    I want to sign Dotel and Farnsworth. I was concerned that in an article in Saturday's Star-Ledger, a Yankee official was quoted as saying:

    "...One team official said the team believed that it could fill the rest of its bullpen needs from within the organization if it were able to sign Ryan to a free-agent deal."

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    I can't imagine that there are enough quality major league ready arms to be able to do that.
    I don't want anything to do with one-year wonder Farnsworth. We tried that with Pavano and Wright. I wouldn't be opposed to signing Dotel.

    If the Yankees are smart enough to convert Henn to a reliever, I think he'd do great. Hopefully the likes of Beam, Cox, and Schmidt (as well as Hoover if he's healthy and MAYBE Matt Smith) can move through the minors fairly quicky.

    Matsui55 suggested signing a bunch of non-tendered FA relievers and letting them duke it out in Spring Training. Let's see if we can find another Sturtze or Small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27IsNext
    I don't want anything to do with one-year wonder Farnsworth. We tried that with Pavano and Wright. I wouldn't be opposed to signing Dotel.

    If the Yankees are smart enough to convert Henn to a reliever, I think he'd do great. Hopefully the likes of Beam, Cox, and Schmidt (as well as Hoover if he's healthy and MAYBE Matt Smith) can move through the minors fairly quicky.

    Matsui55 suggested signing a bunch of non-tendered FA relievers and letting them duke it out in Spring Training. Let's see if we can find another Sturtze or Small.
    Farnsworth has a great arm. He would be able to pitch the 7th inning without much pressure. I wouldn't give him a huge deal, like Pavano or Wright. In order to replace Mo (that day is likely coming sooner than we would like to admit), we need as many quality arms as possible.

    Sadly, Bean is never getting a shot here, and Cox and Schmidt are probably not ready.

    Not tenders are far more of a crap shoot than Farnsworth. You can sign one or two in addition to Farnsworth and Dotel, not instead of.
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