This morning's NY Post, one of three daily newspapers adding circulation in the country (the other two are the NY Daily News and the St. Louis Dispatch), reports the New York Yankees are interested in adding World Series pitching hero and federally-funded embryonic stem-cell opponent, Jeff Suppan as a curative for there 2006 pitching ailments.
At $8-$10 million per season, the Yankees have apparently forgotten about their recent success signing NL starting pitchers who produced better numbers than Jeff Suppan has in the year prior to signing with the Yankees.
To quote the article:
"...has worked in the AL". Not "has worked effectively in the AL."
However, he did "pitch effectively" for the Royals to the tune of 39-51, and his most recent AL stint had him failing with the Red Sox.
I don't see him pitching much better than a 4.50 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP as a Yankee. However, he'd be good for 12-15 Wins with that offense.
He'll eat innings. If that is worth $10MM per, then I'll just have to pay higher ticket prices, hot dog prices, Cracker Jack prices, beer prices, cable fees, etc.