Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Triumphant Return of Felix Heredia

I was looking through ESPN's transaction page (look at yesterday's) and I saw something that horrified me: Yankees claimed pitcher Felix Heredia off waivers from the Cincinatti Reds. At first, I thought this was some kind of cruel joke by ESPN, and I'm still not sure if it's true. You all remember Felix. He appeared in 59 games for the Yankees over a season and a half. In the 12 games he appeared in with the team in 2003, he actually was very successful. Pitching to a 1.20 ERA and also a 1.20 WHIP in 15 innings. The next year, however, when he wasn't hurt he sucked. He appeared in 47 games, throwing 38 2/3 innings with a 6.28 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. Heredia most likely will not crack the big league roster this year, as he hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2005, but still, I don't understand why anybody would claim this guy.

UPDATE: I think there may be a problem with the transaction page, because I just looked a little further down the page and it says that the Blue Jays activated Cory Lidle from the 15-day DL. Maybe this is just some kind of sick joke.