The Yankees Are Back Shopping In The Discount Bin Again, Attending Cole Hamels’ Friday Showcase

The Yankees are expected to attend a Friday showcase featuring 37-year-old left-hander Cole Hamels, according to MLB Network’s Joel Sherman. When Yankees fans said they wanted some pitching — I’m pretty sure this isn’t what they meant.

My goodness, Brian Cashman needs to be fired.

Due diligence, probably

Brian Cashman and the Yankees always seemingly attend these type of events just in case, but why are they doing this now? Regardless of what Hamels brings to the table, it’s not going to be enough. The Yankees need top flight rotational talent to pair with ace Gerrit Cole, and Cole Hamels is not it.

They took a flier on 35-year-old Corey Kluber at the tune of $11 million this past off-season, so why go for another reclamation project? There’s no explanation, honestly, because this is just stupidity on all levels. Cole Hamels has no business being looked at by the bombers at all. For anyone who cares, Hamels last pitched with the Braves in 2020 and posted an 8.10 ERA.

Cashman, if you can hear me, cut the crap and go grab some real talent. Sifting around in the clearance bin never leaves you satisfied. It just saves you money.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. I agree CH is not going to solve the Yankees problems, or anyone else’s for that matter, but fire-selling GM’s typically want top flight farm prospects in return. Who could the Yankees offer and isn’t this partly why they’re in this predicament to begin with?

  2. If he’s got his fastball back to the low to mid 90’s he can be very tough. When he was in Chicago he started the year like that and was lights out. Then his fastball suddenly went bye bye and he became in-game BP. He’s all or nothing.

  3. With the Bauer situation, and Kershaw’s elbow, the Dodgers are also kicking the tires on Hamels. Not sure how I feel about it, but recently the Dodgers have to do two bullpen games to complete the rotation alongside Beuhler, Urias and Gonsolin.

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