As George King writes, Carl Pavano had the chance today to show all the pitching-starved teams in baseball that he’s finally healthy. If the Yanks will swallow $15MM or so of Pavano’s $23MM over the next two seasons, they can clear a spot for Phil Hughes and pick up a prospect.
Pavano didn’t embarrass himself or get injured facing the tough Phillies lineup this afternoon. He faced off with Cole Hamels, allowing one run in two innings of work. The Cardinals and Rockies have shown interest in the past, though the Rockies don’t need him with their current depth.
Tim’s take: Chance of Pavano staying healthy and getting traded by July – 40%.