Yankees, Carl Pavano Considered Deal

2:39pm: ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that the Yankees would have signed Pavano only if they were able to work out a sign-and-trade that would have saved their first round draft pick. Pavano is a Type A free agent and would have required such compensation.

11:58am: Pavano seriously considered returning to the Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Yankees explored a one-year, high-salary deal with Pavano before the Twins offered a second year.

10:43am: The Yankees paid Carl Pavano $39.95MM from 2005-08 and got 26 total appearances from the right-hander, who made annual trips to the 60-day DL. But Pavano's first stint in New York didn't stop the team from considering him this offseason. GM Brian Cashman told reporters, including Peter Botte of the New York Daily News, that the club had "several discussions" with agent Tom O'Connell, who represents the 35-year-old (Twitter link).

Pavano, who is 'very close' to a deal with the Twins, has rebounded from his four seasons in the Bronx. He has a 4.39 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 420 1/3 innings since the beginning of the 2009 campaign.


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128 Comments on "Yankees, Carl Pavano Considered Deal"


4 years 7 months ago

Shows just how screwed Cashman knows the Yanks are at SP this year.

the_show
4 years 7 months ago

hahahahahahaha

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

Although he may have had a negative past in the Bronx the fact that Cashman (and Co.) would consider Pavano shows he’s putting his team’s need before any grudges or residual ill-feeling. Considering the scarcity of pitching on the market now it was the right thing to do — regardless of whether they actually decided to go after him or not.

twins33
4 years 7 months ago

Agreed. It’s funny because of their past, but in my opinion Pavano was the second best SP on the market this year. It’s not exactly nuts for them to go after him if you ignore the past.

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

It’s not exactly nuts for them to go after him if you ignore the past.

Well, exactly. Doubtless most Yanks fans can’t forgive what Pavano did, and that’s understandable. However his subsequent performance in the AL Central did do a lot to put his time w’ the Yanks firmly in the past, and into a different perspective — for those who are willing to look, like Cashman. If the greedy (and sometimes desperate) world of sports is willing to make it convenient for folks like Michael Vick to come back and have all be forgiven, I can’t see why it wouldn’t be a possibility at least, for Pavano to go back to da Bronx….but don’t get me wrong….I’m not suggesting it! πŸ˜€

Ray R
4 years 7 months ago

Yep – we saw how that ignoring history stuff worked out with Javy Vazquez, didn’t we?

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

I was not making a recommendation that the Yanks sign Pavano…or not. Instead I was simply pointing out that regardless of what did or did not work out with this player or that, in some cases it can be unwise to ignore what happened in the past, just as in other cases it can be foolish to dwell on it. A wise GM – or any person for that matter – judges each situation on a case by case basis — according to the particular set of facts — and learns not to burn bridges….just in case. The fact that Cashman seems to recognize this is a good thing.

PhishTank
4 years 7 months ago

As George W. Bush once so eloquently said: “Fool me once, shame on β€” shame on you. Fool me β€” you can’t get fooled again.”

InvalidUserID
4 years 7 months ago

HAHA, first thing that came to my mind.

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

HA!

They were just going to sign him to get him to shave his stache

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 7 months ago

He could have still rocked the stache, just no beards and crazy long hair

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

There would have been a no stache clause in his contract

fivepoint0
4 years 7 months ago

I’ve never understood why this policy exists. To me, it’s extremely stupid.

rickjimbo
4 years 7 months ago

makes me think of the IBM dress code in the 50s, blue suits, nicely trimmed hair, brown suitcase

weak sauce

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Isn’t it a throwback to older traditions? Or was it a Steinbrenner thing?

4 years 7 months ago

Thank God the TWINKIES are STUCK with Carl “I Love the D.L.” Pavano for the Next 2 years……hope he sinks his Fishing Boat in the middle of Lake Minnetonka and the Catfish Feed on him!!

4 years 7 months ago

Remember the stache Giambi sported during his resurgent year in the Bronx…maybe there’s something to it

mikeclyne
4 years 7 months ago

That would have been the most ridiclous signing ever by the Yanks.

monkeyspanked
4 years 7 months ago

With the Yankee’s payroll, isn’t it safe to assume that they can and do consider EVERYBODY?

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

Cashman came out to scout me at my beer league game last week.

True Story.

not_brooks
4 years 7 months ago

You’re in a beer league that plays in early January?

Sign me up!

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

its a hockey beer league.. but Cashman was still there.

fivepoint0
4 years 7 months ago

For a split second, I thought it said “Yankees To Sign Carl Pavano” and then I blinked and was relieved.

twins33
4 years 7 months ago

I kind of thought the same thing. I read “Yankees ConsiderING Carl Pavano.” Like they were looking into him right now, though the reports are the Twins are very close. I was like, huh!?

bigpat
4 years 7 months ago

If they looked at his numbers and he was anyone but Carl Pavano, the Yankees would have signed him already. However, they didn’t have a very good relationship and it would be too hard to bring him back. Maybe a one year deal but I don’t see the fans having any patience with him and he burned them very badly.

4 years 7 months ago

You gotta think Pavano himself likely didn’t want to return, either.

bj82
4 years 7 months ago

He did considered going back on a 1 year deal, but the Twins offered him 2.

4 years 7 months ago

He would hit the DL before spring training…

MB923
4 years 7 months ago

He would hit the DL before they introduced him.

4 years 7 months ago

He’d develop carpal tunnel syndrome just signing the contract.

ani703
4 years 7 months ago

Nah dude that would never happen — because he would crash his motorcycle in a high speed accident on the way to the signing.

JTT11
4 years 7 months ago

Injure his eye the night before by “sleeping on it wrong”

twins33
4 years 7 months ago

Sleep injuries happen to him. I think he hurt his neck while sleeping a time or two during the season. He pitched through it though.

John LeClair
4 years 7 months ago

He would of would of hit the DL while they introduced him. At end of the press conference Cashman would announce that they are placing him on the 60 day DL for having a minor headache.

Soxfan1120
4 years 7 months ago

Is Cashman is also working on an long term deal for Kei Igawa too?

hardwired7
4 years 7 months ago

Why not give Kenny Rogers a call while you’re at it, Brian?

twins33
4 years 7 months ago

Yeah, he could play country music while Pavano pitches!

4 years 7 months ago

Kenny looked good in the LDS in 2006.

jhawk90
4 years 7 months ago

WOOHOO new Pavano thread! (you kind of reached on this one though Ben)

twins33
4 years 7 months ago

Personally, I think he made it just for you. Your wish was granted!

431row5
4 years 7 months ago

He brought back Vazquez and Nick Johnson. Stupider perhaps not, but the same kind of move.

mgsports
4 years 7 months ago

They can sign every SP left out their and the ones that don’t make the Roster can be Trade.

MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Hopefully Pavano posts in this thread now and see what he feels. Don’t know if it’s true, but someone mentioned that is really Pavano.

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Adam Sandler, a Yankee fan, to Brian Cashman: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!!!

RiverKKiller999
4 years 7 months ago

This story was laughable. Thanks for cheering me up.

MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Carl, please go back to Minnesota, so we can Possibly beat you in the playoffs for the 3rd straight year if we meet again.