According to various reports today, the Yankees and Garcia have “mutual interest” in each other. While it’s heartwarming to know everybody’s buddy-buddy and while Freddy did a great job for the Yanks last season, relative to expectations, my message to Brian Cashman is this: Don’t get carried away.
Yes, Cashman caught the proverbial “lightning in a bottle” with both Garcia and Colon, but come on. Lightning doesn’t usually strike twice in the same place, does it? Garcia wouldn’t cost much, especially compared to Wilson or Buerhle, but do we really want him in the rotation again?
No. At least I don’t. I thank him for his service and wish him well, but I’d prefer an upgrade. Please.