TheYanks04 wrote:Even at a pro-rated portion of the 300 K min salary, he is just a waste of 100K and a roster spot. Cashman is just throwing garbage at a wall hoping something sticks just like the Durazo signing and the looking at Hidalgo and all the losers this joke of a GM has run in and out of our bullpen the past 4 or 5 years.
He lucked out with Small and Chacon last season or they would not have made the playoffs. The law of probablity says you can't be wrong all the time, but Cashman has proven you can be most of the time. Ponson is not going to be any better than Chacon. In fact, I would think Chacon had a better chance of getting his head out of his butt than does Ponson.
Who would you rather have on the roster instead of him? You have so much fun bashing TJ Beam and Aaron Small...Ron Villone and Mike Myers...etc. etc. etc.
The Yankees did the exact same thing last year by giving Chacon and Small a try. I'm pretty sure you weren't complaining when those two got the Yankees into the playoffs, were you?
I'm not saying that you should expect the same from Ponson, but giving him a try doesn't hurt. He's no worse than anyone else they are having to use. Who knows...maybe he does halfway decent for them. If he doesn't, they've lost nothing.
Give it a rest.