You say desperation breeds delusion? Perhaps. Brian Cashman on Yankee acquisition Hideo Nomo:
He’s Hideo Nomo—he’s one of the premier pitchers of probably all time for what he accomplished coming over from Japan….You know he’s not afraid. He’s one of those rare special ones.
Rare. Special. And dumped by the pitching-heavy D-Rays. We take what we can get.