Yankees Re-Sign Sergio Mitre

The Yankees have re-signed Sergio Mitre to a one-year, $900K deal, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (via Twitter).  The right-hander could earn up to $200K more through incentives.  Mitre was entering his third year of arbitration eligibility.

Mitre appeared in 27 games for the Yanks in 2010, registering a 3.33 ERA with 4.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9.  While the 29-year-old didn't start many games for the Bombers last season, he does have 64 career starts to his credit, giving the Yankees an option as a spot starter.


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  1. I don’t see any real reason for this signing. Sure, it provides some pitching depth with major league experience, but as a fan, and I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I would rather see some of the minor league talent get a crack at it if there happens to be an injury, not Mitre.

    • yankeeboy98 5 years ago

      agreed.

    • bonestock94 5 years ago

      I’d prefer to see young talent get real playing and development time in AAA rather than rot on the bench in the Bx.

    • Vmmercan 5 years ago

      The Yankees have an extremely flexible 40 man, it’s cheap, veteran, talent backing up what is currently a fragile rotation and bullpen, a pitcher coming off a very successful and healthy season finally two years removed from TJ, it’s a minor raise, you really don’t see any benefits? Why rush the talent in the minors into non guaranteed playing time? Every team in the majors has players like Mitre on its roster.

  2. vtadave 5 years ago

    That does it. The balance of power in the AL East has shifted towards the Bronx.

  3. TXHC 5 years ago

    Why? Did they not see what we did to him in the ALCS?

    • Because they can! They’re the Yankees! That’s pennies to them.

      • East Coast Bias 5 years ago

        With all due respect, that’s pennies to the majority of major league teams.

    • Montero1220 5 years ago

      Cliff Lee is going to my Yankees. How does it feel? Does it sting? I look forward to facing the 2011 AL West Champs, the Angels.

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

        Ignorance is very becoming of you.

        • pastlives 5 years ago

          ya but the reality is, he’s probably right

          • Montero1220 5 years ago

            WOOHOO!

            =)

          • TXHC 5 years ago

            Maybe, maybe not. We’ll find out sometime next week probably, or at least have a better idea.

        • Montero1220 5 years ago

          What can I say? You call it ignorance but I can it diehard fandom. I’d rather be an ignorant Yankee fan than a competent Rangers fan.

          Go Yankees.

          • Sniderlover 5 years ago

            You deserve the most annoying Yankee of the year award.

          • Montero1220 5 years ago

            I’ve been waiting to hear those words my whole life. Thank you.

            *tear*

            It’s truly an honor.

          • Montero1220 5 years ago

            I’ve been waiting to hear those words my whole life. Thank you.

            *tear*

            It’s truly an honor.

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            Do you have kids? When one has a temper tantrum because he’s not getting a candy bar at the super market, you ignore him because the child is just trying to get attention. Catch my drift?

          • woadude 5 years ago

            You just said you own the Yankees, now your just a fan? are they your Yankees or not? are you Hank or Hal?

          • TXHC 5 years ago

            Well, good. Because you’ve reached your goal.

      • Sixto_Lezcano 5 years ago

        Texas has a shortstop named Elvis. The Yankees are paying $400 million to Derek Jeter.

        Advantage: Texas.

        • Montero1220 5 years ago

          Don’t even mention Derek Jeter in the same post as Andrus. Andrus is a cocky bum who doesn’t hit for average or power and is an average defender. Can you say: Most overrated SS in baseball? BTW Andrus idolizes Jeter but he’ll never be half the player or person Jeter is.

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

            The objective in hitting is to not create an out, yes? Some 2010 stats to tide you over:

            Jetek Jeter: .340 OBP, 8.5 BB%
            Elvis Andrus: .342 OBP, 9.5 BB%

            Also, Jeter had a -5.4 UZR/150 whereas Andrus was 0.3. I’m not even taking into account that Andrus is nowhere near typical prime years.

            Andrus idolizes Jeter but he’ll never be half the .. person Jeter is.

            Are you friends with Jeter? Or his boyfriend?

            Perhaps you should change your approach in trolling that excludes you from looking like a numpty. Just a thought.

          • 02waster 5 years ago

            wow seriously? did you not see any ranger games this year? Andrus put on a defensive clinic. what had Jeter done at the age of 21? well let’s see…

            Elvis – 293 GP, 284 H, 32 2B, 11 3B, 6 HR, 75 RBI, 65 SB, 104 BB, 173 SO, .266/.336/.670

            Jeter – 15 GP, 12 H, 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, 3 BB, 11 SO, .250/.294/.669

            Let’s see just how Elvis’ career plays out

          • I agree Elvis is a very good player, especially for how young he is…but Jeter is a 1st ballot hall of fame shortstop. To expect Andrus, or any young player to replicate that, or even come remotely close to that is pie in the sky thinking.

          • 02waster 5 years ago

            No doubt Jeter is first ballot HOF, if not even getting 100% votes. But to say Elvis isn’t half of what Jeter is, is absurd until we see how his career unfolds. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him getting signed by the Yankees, seeing how they can’t stand other teams getting better.
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          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

            Part of the argument was Andrus is an average defender while defending Jeter. Andrus has a 12.2 UZR so far in his young career, where Jeter has a career -42.4 UZR, and has only been a truly above average defender once – 2009.

            Another part was Jeter did hit for power and Andrus doesn’t. It took Jeter 4 seasons to hit for some power, 5 to really boost his .ISO. Unfortunately, Jeter only managed to get his .ISO over .200 just this once, or remotely close for that matter.

            As for OBP, Jeter has the edge in this one so far career wise because of BA. Their walk rates are identical. Let the kid play and see how things turn out.

          • I agree Elvis is a very good player, especially for how young he is…but Jeter is a 1st ballot hall of fame shortstop. To expect Andrus, or any young player to replicate that, or even come remotely close to that is pie in the sky thinking.

          • Vmmercan 5 years ago

            He won a ROY and a World Series…Oh and he hit a homerun, at some point, during both the regular season and the playoffs that year…Seriously? I know it’s popular to hate on Jeter but it will be very difficult for most shortstops anywhere to match the career Derek has had. He’s going to have 3000 hits and he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer whether you think his defense is overrated or not.

            Can you honestly say the same for Andrus after one “good” season?

          • 02waster 5 years ago

            He didn’t win anything when he was 21. He won those when he was 22, get the facts straight lol.

          • Vmmercan 5 years ago

            lol gosh you’re right, take away his trophies!

          • Vmmercan 5 years ago

            lol gosh you’re right, take away his trophies!

          • MB923 5 years ago

            With all due respect, it’s very stupid to compare 15 games to 293 games

          • 02waster 5 years ago

            Not really, it just states that Andrus is a much mature player than Jeter was at the same age.
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          • TXHC 5 years ago

            Alright, this is a bit. The idiocy of this comment confirms it.

      • What could possibly lead you to believe the Angels will win the AL West?

        • Sniderlover 5 years ago

          Must be bitter that Texas crushed his pathetic little Yankees in the playoffs.

          • Montero1220 5 years ago

            Not at all. Everyone knows Texas was outplaying themselves. Without Cliff Lee they would’ve never made it past the Rays.

          • Sniderlover 5 years ago

            They would still be good enough to beat the Yankees.

            And why would they be without Lee? Would the Yankees have made it past the Twins without CC? Would Giants have won the WS without Lincecum?

            Yeah, I can play dumb too.

          • Montero1220 5 years ago

            You definitely are playing dumb. At least I made sense whether you agreed with me or not. The Rangers got lucky, okay? IMO they would never have made it deep into the playoffs without Cliff Lee. Even CJ Wilson said that he pitched better because Lee was there and he learned how to pitch to the Rays, Yankees, and Giants lineups. The Rangers are a good team but not a perennial winning team. Many players just had good years at the same time (Hamilton, Vlad, Lewis, Wilson, Feliz). I find it hard to believe that those same players will repeat their 2010 performances because of their unproven track record.

            I’m done. I think I’ve made my point.

          • Sniderlover 5 years ago

            I could say the same about Cano, Gardner, Swisher, Hughes etc…

            All you’ve proven to me is you’re a homer and still bitter that your Yankees lost to the Rangers.

            PS… in what world are Hamilton and Vlad unproven players?

          • Montero1220 5 years ago

            Ummm no. The only one in that group that is unproven is Gardner. And I’m not bitter about losing to the Rangers. I was in fact rooting for Texas in the WS and was disgusted at how poorly they played. Oh well.

          • Feliz was a rookie. He had a so-called “unproven track record” because there was nothing to compare to.

            Lewis had spent the prior two seasons in Japan, leading the league in strikeouts each year while being near the top of the league in ERA. Ok, maybe he didn’t have a “proven ML track record” but he was no total fluke either.

            And as already pointed out by WonderboyRooney10, you were way off base with your statement that Hamilton and Guerrero had “unproven track records”. Take a look at some of these players’ stats over their careers and you’ll see that these performances were not simply a matter of a few players “having good seasons at the same time”.

          • woadude 5 years ago

            I find it hard to believe your “all-stars” will be productive when they are old and still making 25+ million a year, the joke will be on you.

          • East Coast Bias 5 years ago

            What’s the correlation between being an all star and $? As a fan, I just want to see the best players on the field, whether that be through the farm or through free agency.

          • Vmmercan 5 years ago

            The joke will always be on you because the Yankees can always compensate for a high payroll.

            Not to mention, besides A-Rod, who else fits that bill? Sabathia, Cano, Jeter (if he’s resigned), Teix down the road….none of those guys make 25+….And only Jeter stands to be terrible when his contract is over due to age…

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

            They can’t compensate money for money when the players are playing for $25mil when their careers are twilighting. You can’t force them to retire, and no team would want those contracts.

          • Vmmercan 5 years ago

            Again, besides A-Rod, who are you talking about? Even Lee allegedly is not being offered 25 per. Sabathia isn’t and will be 36 at the end of term, Burnett will be 35 at the end of term, Teixeira will be somewhere around 36…It’s really only A-Rod who is going to be bad for an extended time, and he’s also the only guy on the roster who makes 25+.

            Jeter will be bad too, but likely will make around 10 less than that per year.

            And again, even if your facts were accurate, the Yankees wouldn’t need to trade the contracts. They are a cash cow, they could easily hide A-Rod like they will with Posada next year.

            They have created a brand which can sustain mistakes, but at the very least it seems Cash has full reign with Hal in charge now, so the Yankees will be making far less Igawa and A-Rod contracts and far more Granderson/Swisher trades and Tex deals.

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

            You are right about A-Rod being the only one, so I take that back.

            But considering the prime of a players career generally ends at age 33, some of those contracts don’t look exactly spectacular.

            That Granderson trade wasn’t really anything to get excited over. Will he continue the success he had in the 2nd half? I doubt it. But he shouldn’t be as bad as he was in the first half.

          • Vmmercan 5 years ago

            Because CC is under contract with the Yankees and Lee was about one hour from becoming a Yankee? Lee was a rental? I think it’s valid to say without Lee, Texas doesn’t escape the ALDS, while it makes no sense to compare the Yankees being without CC. Not to mention, the Yankees swept the Twins, so yes, likely they would have won either in a sweep anyway (CC was not dominant) or in four games with Pettitte going at home the next day. They didn’t go five games and need their ace to win on the other team’s field after he already had dominated one game in the series.

          • MB923 5 years ago

            CC was the worst Yankee starter in that series. Pettitte and Hughes pitched excellent

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

            Without Sabathia, the Yankees wouldn’t have even made the playoffs. What’s your point?

        • Montero1220 5 years ago

          Because they will be a wayyyyyyy better team then the Rangers next year. They’ve got a better rotation: Weaver, Haren, Santana and a better line-up Kendry Morales, Torii Hunter, Carl Crawford. The Rangers caught a huge break this year with the Angels struggling without Kendry Morales.

          • Sniderlover 5 years ago

            So Yankees will sign Lee and Angels have already signed Crawford?

            Can you predict my future?

          • I wouldn’t pencil Crawford into their lineup until he’s actually signed.

            Last year the Angels seemed to have a better rotation (Weaver, Santana, Saunders, Pineiro) than Texas (Feldman, Wilson, Lewis, Harden) but that was completely negated by the fact that Texas had a better offensive and defensive lineup.

            And the Angels were already in third place at the time Morales went down with his injury. So how exactly did Texas “catch a huge break” when they already had a lead in the division when the injury happened at the end of May? I’ll agree that Morales was a huge loss for the Angels and disrupted their lineup for some time. But that lone injury did not hand the division title to the Rangers.

      • woadude 5 years ago

        you own the Yankees?

      • Blazin80 5 years ago

        I wouldnt give it to the Angels yet, A’s might suprise some people.

        But then again I was thinking the same thing about the Mariners last year.

      • TXHC 5 years ago

        Thanks for clearing that up. Glad to know you have the inside scoop.

    • Vmmercan 5 years ago

      It’s a good thing Jon Daniels constructed his World Series roster of players based on six game sample sizes. He should have cut Hamilton after the ALDS and moved Lee to the bullpen during his rough patch in early September…

    • MB923 5 years ago

      I don’t think you should use 1 game/series to judge a player. Not saying Mitre is good, but he did have a decent year.

      • TXHC 5 years ago

        Well, in fairness it wasn’t just one game; it was the whole series. Every time he took the mound against us he got rocked. For the most part, I’m just jabbing Yankees fans in the ribs a little though, heh.

        • MB923 5 years ago

          Haha all good. Hard to tell who played more poorly, Yankees in ALCS or Rangers in the WS. Yankees did win 2 games and the Rangers won 1, but it’s still hard to say lol.

          • TXHC 5 years ago

            Touche sir. Both teams ran into a buzzsaw, that’s for sure.

  4. ltdibo020 5 years ago

    Giraldo (Girardi) just loves this guy….big man crush on him…..he stinks and can only be used for mop up duty…i agree with the above comments…give a young guy a shot..at least there is a chance of some upside and the yanks play some lopsided games, so you could break a kid in and if he shows promise, you can expand his role. You can’t expand this guys role…i guess some spot starts….but sheesh

  5. cayanksfan 5 years ago

    3.33 ERA, really? I think he has photos of Girardi…..

    • andrewyf 5 years ago

      Why not? He doesn’t walk many and is a ground ball machine.

      • Yeah he was solid last year when he kept the ball on the ground. For $900K why not?

  6. bseals 5 years ago

    they can pay this piece of crap,but they cant pay JETER,i hope he does leave

    • What a profoundly ignorant statement.

      • bseals 5 years ago

        ha ha ha stupid people shouldnt own computers right jake

        • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

          Is that why you’re having to use your moms in her basement?

          BAM.

          • bseals 5 years ago

            im sorry azz…… whole, who asked for your opinion,if i need your opinion ill give it to you

        • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

          Is that why you’re having to use your moms in her basement?

          BAM.

      • InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

        Don’t feed the trolls.

  7. bseals 5 years ago

    they can pay this piece of crap,but they cant pay JETER,i hope he does leave

  8. bseals 5 years ago

    100 million dollars is not the point,the point is they can pay mitre who has done nothing but stink up the place since he has been here,but they cant pay jeter who has been nothing but the best YANKEE ever

    • The two are completely separate situations. You can’t reasonably compare a franchise shortstop with a guy who could likely be the 25th player on the roster and will likely fill nothing more than a long reliever role. One is completely independent of the other.

  9. tacko 5 years ago

    Now the Yankees can forgo their hunt for Cliff Lee.

  10. mrmoss 5 years ago

    Why would you resign this bum Mitre

  11. mrmoss 5 years ago

    Why would you resign this bum Mitre

  12. Jon 5 years ago

    Really? Mitre? Really? There’s almost two dozen others I’d like to see in NY before this bum.

  13. woadude 5 years ago

    in response to the Yankees resigning Sergio Mitre HAHAHAHAHAHAHA do they miss Farnsworth or what?

  14. thebigdog 5 years ago

    “The Yankees have re-signed Sergio Mitre to a one-year, $900K deal”

    and the conspiracy theory that a salary cap is ….

  15. He was a depth signing, people here are making it like hes going to be our #2 starter. Calm down…

  16. InvalidUserID 5 years ago

    Mitre must have stolen the compromising pictures of Girardi from Cody Ransom.

  17. LifeLongYankeeFan 5 years ago

    Yes well there’s our big signing. Would have loved to have signed Cliff Lee but would much rather have Mitre.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      Yeah because FA is already over right?

      Sorry that a depth signing like Mitre is making your world fall apart.

      • LifeLongYankeeFan 5 years ago

        Are you kidding me? Lighten up for crying out loud. Breaking news Baseball is just a ****ing sport! I don’t know why people come on here and bash other people who just give their opinions get a life. Maybe if they were being a holes I would understand but really? I have no problem at all with the Yankees signing Mitre for a million bucks. Yankee haters really need to pull their thongs out of their you know whats. Its called joking around.

  18. bonestock94 5 years ago

    OMG lets freak out over a 7th starter!!!!!

  19. MadisonMariner 5 years ago

    Wow, major freakout over an arb-eligible guy getting tendered a contract with essentially the same salary he had last year. Lock your doors and bar the windows.

    The bigger issue here–bigger than the money–is that the Yankees intend to give Mitre a 40-man roster spot as they head into the Rule 5 draft. It must mean they have little regard for the pool of talent available there and don’t intend to take anyone.

    Furthermore, this committment to Mitre really isn’t a big deal. Remember that every March, arb-eligible players such as Mitre who have signed one year contracts can be released with either 30 days(1/6 of that season’s salary) or 45 days(1/4 of that season’s salary) owed to them being the only committment. That translates to either $150,000 or $225,000 if the Yankees decide to release Mitre(and he clears waivers and is released) next spring.

    So, no big deal, everyone. 😉

    • Vmmercan 5 years ago

      Actually if you peep Lohud, they can make this signing, resign Jeter and Pettitte, sign Lee, and still have 1-2 roster spots open, plus Reegie Corona is disposable…The Yankees currently only have 33 on the 40 man roster.

  20. Hmmm, not a fan of Mitre but he has been good on rare occasions. But when you see Mitre pop into a game it means one of three things:

    1. A pitcher is injured
    2. A pitcher couldn’t go more than 3+ innings
    3. We are losing so badly it doesn’t matter

    So congrats on signing more “depth”, but I wouldn’t lose sleep over losing Mitre.

    • tomzig 5 years ago

      2 and 3 are related.

      But you can add: we are winning by so much that Sergio Mitre throwing with his left hand wouldn’t ruin it.

      • True, I suppose the moral of the story is…I never really want to see Mitre in games haha.

  21. mikeclyne 5 years ago

    With a team payroll of more then $100 million dollars and Mitre making less then $1 million. Tells me IF he were to even win 1 game for the Yankees, they will consider it a perfectly fine spending of money. Sabathia earned $24 million and won 21 games. No one is complaining about that contract….I know it seems ridicilous, but this is the Yankees and they do not have the same fiscial responisbility that the Royals or Twins need to have.

  22. As a Rays fan all I can say is Thank You. Now watch him stack a career year against the Rays. The struggles of a minor league franchise playing in the majors.

    • slider32 5 years ago

      Yeh, but the Rays will have Gazillion draft picks with all the players they lost!

  23. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    This is not a big deal at all but the only question I have is “why a major lge deal as opposed to a minor one?. If he’s signing back with the Yankees as a “depth” acquisition then chances are he really didn’t have a lot of offers out there. It would be difficult for me to believe that there isn’t anyone in the Rule 5 draft or unprotected in our own system that wouldn’t be more useful long or short term over Mitre. Guys like Mitre are readily available around spring training time. I’m convinced that Mitre has some dirt on Girardi.

  24. TrueYankeeFanNYC 5 years ago

    Mitre isn’t worth a roster spot put it like that.

  25. TrueYankeeFanNYC 5 years ago

    Mitre isn’t worth a roster spot put it like that.

  26. I like buying the World Series.

  27. Montero1220 5 years ago

    Go Yankees. Enough said.

  28. bseals 5 years ago

    100 million dollars is not the point,the point is they can pay mitre who has done nothing but stink up the place since he has been here,but they cant pay jeter who has been nothing but the best YANKEE ever

  29. Montero1220 5 years ago

    Ignorant Yankee fans run this site bra.

  30. bonestock94 5 years ago

    Have you read the comments here? Ignorant _____ fans are quite prevalent.

  31. Like you get a hard-on from Rooney

  32. bseals 5 years ago

    so jeter gives you a hard on ha ha ha

  33. Montero1220 5 years ago

    Biased Yankee fans unite.

  34. It is biased idiots like you who give all Yankee fans a bad name.

  35. Montero1220 5 years ago

    Biased idiots unite.

  36. Montero1220 5 years ago

    Biased idiots unite.

  37. Who doesn’t…

  38. Who doesn’t…

  39. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    Troll much?

  40. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    Haha You’re funny. I’ll give you that much. Just, you know, don’t get too carried away.

  41. suffern 5 years ago

    I think Cashman sent us “TheShow3000″ to distract us from the fact he gave Mitre another contract. I’m starting to think he’s a lot smarter than we’re giving him credit.

    (Cashman that is)

  42. Straight men

  43. jwsox 5 years ago

    while i agree with you its very very very VERY hard to compare the game was different then…the pitchers throw much harder now and with less finesse than then the guys are more medicated now compared to then…in other words in recent years yes jeter is the best ever but you cant compare guys from back then to now

  44. bseals 5 years ago

    i never got to see dimaggio or gehrig,but mantle i idolized,you dont think jeter deserves to be in the same company as them,i probably made a mistake saying he was the best ever

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