Yankees Interested In Jeremy Bonderman

The Yankees have been on the lookout for pitching since losing out on Cliff Lee, and that search has led them to Jeremy Bonderman. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports that they have interest in the right-hander according to a Major League source.

Bonderman, still just 28, posted a 5.53 ERA with a 5.9 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 171 innings for the Tigers last season. He's battled significant shoulder issues in recent years, derailing a once promising career. The Rockies, Cubs, and Pirates have shown varying levels of interest in Bonderman this offseason. 

MLBTR's Luke Adams identified Bonderman as a pitcher that could benefit from a move to the National League.  He appears in line for a one-year deal.


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48 Comments on "Yankees Interested In Jeremy Bonderman"


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Zuidvogels
4 years 6 months ago

Francis, Washburn, Millwood, Penny, Bush, Davis, Pavano(I know this is 0%, but he’s on the list of FA) and Young are all guys I would rather have on one year deals for various reasons over Bonderman.

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$3081341
4 years 6 months ago

They just need somebody, anybody. If CC & AJ start out slow, its gonna be a long summer in the bronx, not to mention old man river behind the plate catching.

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Fangaffes
4 years 6 months ago

No, no it’s old man Rivera in the bullpen.

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Vmmercan
4 years 6 months ago

Who is the old man….Russell Martin or Jesus Montero? I don’t get it.

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$3081341
4 years 6 months ago

NVM, I was actually referring to Posada, I had forgot they signed Martin. My bad.

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hardcoreforhardcore
4 years 6 months ago

NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.

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snapcase8p
4 years 6 months ago

Bonderman has the potential to be a good 3-4 pitcher. He was getting ready to take his game to a higher level when thoracic outlet syndrome derailed his career. Last year was his first year back from the injury and he had mixed results. His ERA was just under 4.00 over halfway through the year with his velocity being down and it skyrocketed towards the end of the year which I attribute to being his first heavy workload in a few years. If his velocity returns a little, which it showed signs of possibly doing, he could be a good pitcher again. But in all likelihood his velocity will stay down but he showed that his bulldog mentallity will win games nomatter what. An 8-10 record despite his 5.53 ERA shows he still has a gamer mentality. I’d give him one year, maybe two, to see if he can pitch with reduced velocity or to see if it comes back. He is only 28 and while I hate the Yankees his tenacity might not be a bad thing for them.

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coolstorybro222
4 years 6 months ago

ah good old yankees trying out bottom of the barrel pitching. have fun with that.

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HowdyDoo11
4 years 6 months ago

my thoughts exactly. treading in uncharted waters.

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coolstorybro222
4 years 6 months ago

ah good old yankees trying out bottom of the barrel pitching. have fun with that.

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4 years 6 months ago

The Yankees have been on the lookout for pitching since losing out on Cliff Lee, and that search has led them to…wait for it

wait for it..

Jeremy Bonderman? I’m not the only one that lol’d, and I’m a Yankees fan.

Even before the shoulder problems I didn’t like what I saw.

Pass.

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BaseballFanatic0707
4 years 6 months ago

I saw the title of the report, and I started laughing quite a bit.

Let alone reading the rest of it.

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4 years 6 months ago

He has the potential to have a terrible era in that tough al east. The yankee’s likely won’t have as much patience with him as the tigers did. I don’t see bonderman sticking in the yanks rotation

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Kolukonu
4 years 6 months ago

Well. He’s more promising than Mitre.

I’d be hesitant to give him a major league contract though. I’d rather go after Brad Penny than Bonderman.

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4 years 6 months ago

Please just let Nova and Joba go in the rotation, they can both pitch as well as Bonderman.

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Kolukonu
4 years 6 months ago

The only way Joba goes back to the rotation is if the Yanks sign someone else for the bullpen that can be considered reliable. And even then, imo he won’t be able to last the whole year, as he’d need to adjust back into being a starter again.

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4 years 6 months ago

They have enough guys in the minors to put one in the pen, or they could sign someone. Even if he can’t last the whole year, let him go 160-175 innings, and the put him in the pen for the playoffs. But seriously Joba would out perform all of Bonderman, Mitre, Nova, Phelps, and Noesi.

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4 years 6 months ago

“They have enough guys in the minors to put one in the pen”

Please tell me who? Its nice when people back up their claims.

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4 years 6 months ago

Phelps/Brackman/Noesi/Bentances/Bauelos

Even though most of these guys are starters, they could all be put in the pen and be a big part of the bullpen. Much like Joba was when he came up.

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Kolukonu
4 years 6 months ago

Because that just worked out so well for Joba.

I don’t forsee the Yanks trying to convert another starter into a reliever. That messed Joba up, who was supposed to be a solid #3, #4 starter. I doubt they’ll take that risk again.

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4 years 6 months ago

DJ Mitchell and Mark Prior too

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4 years 6 months ago

DJ Mitchell and Mark Prior too

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4 years 6 months ago

They have enough guys in the minors to put one in the pen, or they could sign someone. Even if he can’t last the whole year, let him go 160-175 innings, and the put him in the pen for the playoffs. But seriously Joba would out perform all of Bonderman, Mitre, Nova, Phelps, and Noesi.

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okbluejays
4 years 6 months ago

Here’s some real news : Dan Uggla has signed a 5 year, 62mil extension with Atlanta.

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4 years 6 months ago

Normally I agree to-the-dot with what Tim says, but in this case I’d be surprised if he gets a major league contract.

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0vercast
4 years 6 months ago

How does Dierkes figure that he’s worth $7.5M? Aside from one mediocre year, he’s been terrible.

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PennMariner
4 years 6 months ago

No way he gets that money. Absolutely no way.

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d32123
4 years 6 months ago

much rather get Francis or Garcia than Bonderman. I’ll take whichever ones accept minimum though, and have them compete with Mitre and Nova for spots in the rotation.

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4 years 6 months ago

I still see no problem with Jeff Francis. I’m sure the yanks would rather have a left-hander instead of Bonderman. I think the Yanks are going to bring in more then just one “injury” or attempting to rebound guy to compete for a rotation spot. I see Bonderman, Francis, and Garcia beign those guys

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Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

I dont see him get a 1 year 7.5 million, but maybe a minor league conract, have him fight for the 5 spot

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4 years 6 months ago

1 year at 7.5 million pesos…

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4 years 6 months ago

I don’t see 1 year at 7.5 million happening…

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Redbirds16
4 years 6 months ago

Indeed, aren’t we a little late in the offseason for players looking for one year deals to be signed at that kind of money? Aren’t teams pretty much looking to go bargain shopping now? Shift to buyers market and all…

I think this offseason has progressed a little more rapidly then others, but maybe that’s because my team is essentially done with their big moves (save Pujols).

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Redbirds16
4 years 6 months ago

Indeed, aren’t we a little late in the offseason for players looking for one year deals to be signed at that kind of money? Aren’t teams pretty much looking to go bargain shopping now? Shift to buyers market and all…

I think this offseason has progressed a little more rapidly then others, but maybe that’s because my team is essentially done with their big moves (save Pujols).

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tony_mciv
4 years 6 months ago

Hey Yanks, would you like Kyle Kendrick? (:

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4 years 6 months ago

I would rather have Bonderman than Mitre.

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Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 6 months ago

Mitre has better upside Jeremy’s straight non curving curveball and 80mph fasball altogether..

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TheBigNice
4 years 6 months ago

He’s still got a very good slider and a decent splitter, but he’s re-learning how to pitch without 95-97 mph. Fierce competitor, hates to lose. High upside guy, and he’ll eat up innings.

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mrmoss
4 years 6 months ago

Mitre is a skidmark

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4 years 6 months ago

ugh no thanks. Would rather have Jeff Francis if we “have” to have any pitcher still left on the FA market.

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dROK83
4 years 6 months ago

Is he better than Mitre? Why is everyone so down Mitre as a starter? He pitched to a good ERA last season out of the pen, and performed well in spring training as a starter. You gotta remember the guy had Tommy John surgery after the 07 season, and is now fully recovered. He also is a sinker ball pitcher with pretty good action, and pitches in the lower 90’s. I’m not saying he is the answer to the rotation problem, but I don’t think he is any worse than Bonderman.

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mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 6 months ago

I’m with you. I don’t think he’s going to get anywhere near that dollar amount.

Bonderman is a pitcher who really needs to up his K rate and drop his BB rate. Sounds like a perfect match for the Yanks new pitching coach-that’s what Larry Rothschild was able to do with the Cubs pitchers over the years. I’d like to see the Yankees take a chance on him, as long as he’s not asking for ridiculous money.

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cayanksfan
4 years 6 months ago

Thank you, someone with a sense of humor!

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cayanksfan
4 years 6 months ago

Thank you, someone with a sense of humor!

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Gumby65
4 years 6 months ago

LMAOING if that was reeeeaaaalllly an iPad glitch!!!!! (I know it’s not, but great excuse) lol

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Gumby65
4 years 6 months ago

LMAOING if that was reeeeaaaalllly an iPad glitch!!!!! (I know it’s not, but great excuse) lol

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cayanksfan
4 years 6 months ago

Sorry, the IPAD does that…although, his brother is.

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RiverKKiller999
4 years 6 months ago

Congrads, what did you win? haha

Better have as much as run support as you can get if you get Bonderman.