Hot Stove Rumors: Yankees have interest in Boone Logan 7


Boone Logan

The Yankees need some help in the bullpen, and while they try to bring Aroldis Chapman back to earth on his rumored $100 Million contract demand, they’ll focus on bolstering the middle of the pen.

According to Joel Sherman of New York Post, the Yankees have interest in free agent lefty Boone Logan.

Ah, the name Boone Logan sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, once upon a time, Logan was part of the Yankees bullpen from 2010 to 2013. Logan then signed a four-year deal with the Colorado Rockies when he became a free agent.

Logan is coming off a strong year in Colorado, pitching to a 3.69 ERA with a 11.1 K/9 and a 3.9 BB/9.

Within the last year, the Yankees traded away Andrew Miller, Chapman and Justin Wilson. So you can understand their need to restock their bullpen. So far, the Yankees only have two (three if Adam Warren loses a starting job) locks for the bullpen: Dellin Betances and Tyler Clippard.

Which is why it might be a good idea to reunite with their former lefty specialist.


7 thoughts on “Hot Stove Rumors: Yankees have interest in Boone Logan

  • Balt Yank

    This would be a smart, economical, problem-solving move. With Severino in the pen, we'd have four solid relievers. Chad Green also looked good as a reliever.

  • Terry

    I'm in on Logan as long as he, like you said, is the middle relief help. He would definitely add depth to our pen. But still would need a top guy to push back DBets and Clippard. Then add a Logan type and you are building a super pen. "Bull penning" is real, especially in the playoffs. We saw how Francona almost won with it. Even with his depleted starting staff. I guess the only question would be money

  • mosc

    I have no interest in Logan. He can't get righties out and really wasn't that good with the Rockies. Below average ERA+ for a reliever. He'll be 32 next year as well. Tommy Layne is a very similar pitcher and will probably cost 1/10th what Logan will.

    You know, I take it back. Layne is better against lefties than logan and has been for years. He also has one of the best moves to first base in the league.

    • Rob Abruzzese

      Just wanted to point out that lefties hit .142/.222/.255 off of Logan last year and .216/.310/.261 off of Layne. Money is definitely a factor, so is health, Logan has a lot more miles on his shoulder/elbow, but let's not pretend that Logan isn't good at his job when healthy.

  • Balt Yank

    Tommy Layne struck me as someone to cross your fingers every time he pitched. Logan is a real lefty v. lefty situational pitcher. Layne is cheap because most teams would release him.

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