Tom Gordon, Mo’s setup for the past two years, has reportedly signed with the Phils for 3 years and $18 million. We assume he wanted to close again, as this would not seem an astronomical contract for the Yanks to match given their wallet and the market rate set by the insane Blue Jay deal for BJ Ryan. It would have been nice to have had both Gordon and Kyle Farnsworth, who appears to be headed to the Yanks on similar terms. (Also needed is a lefty for the pen—Mike Myers and Ricardo Rincon being the oft-cited candidates). We’re sorry to see TGo go. We’ll miss his glowering mound presence, his finger points to the heavens after succesful outings, and of course his innings and dependability. If anything those last virtues (innings and dependability) cost him and the Yanks; overuse, or at least heavy use, seemed to leave him spent come October. We wish him well in the City of Brothertly Love. Except during interleague against the Yanks.
Gone in a Flash
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