Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Would You Sign Derek Lowe?

Today in Newsday Ken Davidoff offers up some advice for the Yankees and Mets. One of the main things he thinks the Yankees should do is sign Derek Lowe. Here's what he had to say:
Go after Derek Lowe, very hard. He's perfect. He can handle the AL East and the Rivalry, and he won't get crazy years. Offer him crazy money ($15 million per season?) over three years.
Lowe had a very good season in '08, going 14-11, with a 3.24 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP. But it's also worth mentioning that he did this in AAA......... I'm sorry, the NL West.

The last time Lowe pitched in the AL East was in 2004, and he went 14-12, with a 5.42 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP. The year before that he had a 4.47 ERA and a WHIP of 1.42. And this was when the AL East only had two good teams. Since then he's had four sub-4.00 ERA seasons with the Dodgers.

I wouldn't do it, I just don't think he'd be anywhere near as effective in the AL. But what about you, would you sign Lowe for next year?


Anonymous said...

no thanks. i'd rather have phil hughes go through his struggles than have derek lowe struggling. save the cash for cc and moose

Anonymous said...

Me neither. I don't trust Lowe in the American League.

Anonymous said...

Well if we get CC then I don't really see the need for another starter unless Moose or Pettite does not come back. Lowe may pitch much better in YS then Fenway though. Back then the playing surface in Boston was not great and the defense was not anything to write home about. Lowe is a sinkerballer and that usually works well in YS. Lowe is better than the likes of Rasner, Aceves, Ponson, to name a few.

logan69 said...

if you sign cc and andy as well as moose retire, do you sign burnett or perez? I am not sure about lowe, could be possible, cheap alternative,

Mike B. said...

Nah...we don't need Lowe.