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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam18
    They better be offering him arbitration.
    They will.
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    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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    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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    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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    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

    Are the Mets likely to sign another top free agent? If they grab a Konerko or someone higher than Gordon than that pick would lose some value.

    I'm definitely on board with letting Gordon either accept arbitration (nice one-year deal) or sign elsewhere for picks. A two-year deal with his age and workload is a bad idea.

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    I'd rather have Gordon back. A draft pick may not even make it to the majors, first round or not. You're talking about someone that hasn't even used a wooden bat if it is a hitter, may not have even moved out of the family home and you don't know what kind of lifestyle they make take up that could be bad for the team. Prospects are one thing, you can guage things better, but a draft pick is only potential and potential means squat.

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    I could'nt agree more with you.
    Quote Originally Posted by 32elston
    I'd rather have Gordon back. A draft pick may not even make it to the majors, first round or not. You're talking about someone that hasn't even used a wooden bat if it is a hitter, may not have even moved out of the family home and you don't know what kind of lifestyle they make take up that could be bad for the team. Prospects are one thing, you can guage things better, but a draft pick is only potential and potential means squat.
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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

    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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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    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

    I'm sure Cashman will make the offer thru arbitration.

    However, I hope they only intend on him coming back as the 7th inning middle reliever. We need to push for Ryan at all costs, and now having Mazzilli and Guidry on the staff, that should only help us in our pursuit for him.

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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    So you rather have B.J. as the setup man?
    Quote Originally Posted by AMYanks
    I'm sure Cashman will make the offer thru arbitration.

    However, I hope they only intend on him coming back as the 7th inning middle reliever. We need to push for Ryan at all costs, and now having Mazzilli and Guidry on the staff, that should only help us in our pursuit for him.
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    Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon

    I still think that they should bring Sturtze back, too.

    Sturtze, Gordon, Ryan, Rivera = unstoppable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyYankee279
    So you rather have B.J. as the setup man?
    Yep. Ryan would only come here as the setup man, and we need him. He gives us an option that can take over for Rivera, he's a lot younger than Gordon, he's a lefty, etc. etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStripes
    I still think that they should bring Sturtze back, too.

    Sturtze, Gordon, Ryan, Rivera = unstoppable.
    Considering this would mean less work for Sturtze (he was very good for us before he was overworked), then I like this four man group.

    It was posted a few days ago on this forum that the team was interested in Tavarez, someone who is pretty similar to Sturtze; and is probably a better pitcher than Sturtze, but would likely have relatively the same price tag. Either one would be a good piece to have.

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