Kerry Wood, another free-agent candidate for the Yankees, is seeking a two-year, $12 million deal, according to one source.
This doesn’t seem completely unreasonable from a financial standpoint for the Yankees, but to sign such an injury prone pitcher to a multi-year deal doesn’t seem like such a good idea. Even though his shoulder injuries are behind him he has still managed to land on the DL a few times with blisters and back strains.
It’s possible that his DL days are behind him and the fact that he was on the Yankees last year means they should have had a good chance to have their doctors and trainers to work with him. Ultimately $12 million is a lot to pay anybody if he’s not playing, but if anybody could absorb a bad contract it is the Yankees. Especially considering that 2011 is the last year they will have to pay Kei Igawa.