The Yanks made a minor signing on Wednesday, signing lefty reliever Luis Avilan to a minor league deal.
Avilan, 30, pitched for the Mets in 2019, going 4-0 but with a 5.06 ERA (ERA+ 81). Not so good.
Avilan has pitched for the Braves (2012-2015), Dodgers (2015-2017), White Sox (2018), Phillies (2018) and Mets (2019).
His MLB record is 23-10, 3.28, ERA+ 121 so 2019 was a really off, bad year for him.
His 162 game average is 4-2, 3.28, ERA+ 121. He is a lefty specialist (averaging 68 appearances a year but only 52 IP per year) so how these new rules would affect him would be interesting.
He has pitched in 11 postseason games, going 0-0, 0.00 in 7 2/3 IP. Nice.
Not a bad signing on a minor league deal. Good track record, hoping for a bounce back season.
Some people comparing Derek Jeter to other greats miss the point. You cannot compare across positions. If you are going to compare Jeter to anyone, it has to be against a Honus Wagner, Cal Ripken, A-Rod (when A-Rod was a SS), Nomar, Ernie Banks (as a SS), Nomar, etc.
You can’t compare Jeter to Griffey, Mays, Aaron, Musial, Mantle, DiMaggio, etc.
Really. You have to compare him to other SS. You can’t compare a SS to a CF.
Do you really want to compare HOF credentials Rizzuto vs. DiMaggio?
Ozzie Smith vs. Pujols?
Luis Aparicio vs. Mickey Mantle?
I wish people would stop saying “Jeter isn’t Mays or Aaron.”
Of course not. Jeter was a SS.
Stop comparing SS against OF.
Make similar comparisons. Like Jeter vs. Cal Ripken, Miguel Tejada, etc.