Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Boone Logan Open To Returning

So Boone Logan is open to returning to the Bronx.

In 60 appearances this season, Logan has an ERA of 3.26, and same-sided batters are hitting .244/.312.379 against him. So bringing Boone back next season seems like a good idea. Except for a couple of things...

  1. The going rate for left-handed relievers is around 3 years and $13.5 million. Meanwhile, Logan hasn't been worth more than $2.7 million in any of his 8 MLB seasons (per Fangraphs' Dollar Values). 
  2. The Yankees have two left-handers that have yet to reach their arbitration years (Cesar Cabral and Vidal Nuno), and another who will be arbitration eligible for the first time (David Huff). So the team does not have to spend $4-$5 million a season for another one. 
On top of those two things, if the Yankees are going to spend money on the bullpen they should do so on a set-up man for David Robertson. Although I'd rather they use that money to improve the offense (*cough*Brian McCann*cough*), as well as add a starter like Matt Garza or Masahiro Tanaka. If the team decides to bag the austerity budget then by all means bring Logan back, but if $189 million is still the goal then a LOOGY is one place I'm perfectly okay with them cutting back.

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