The Chase Is Off

Chase Wright was designated for assignment by the Yankees in order to make room for Andy Pettitte.

The soon-to-be 26-year-old has spent part of the past two seasons in Trenton, going a combined 13-4 over the course of 26 starts.

He also made three appearances for the Yankees in 2007, including a rather infamous appearance at Fenway Park against Daisuke Matsuzaka, in which he allowed four consecutive home runs on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

With the much discussed glut of pitching the Yankees possess, Wright can only hope to be claimed by another organization or be involved in a trade. 

A consistent southpaw without overpowering stuff, I still believe he can be a viable big league option for someone as a fifth starter.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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2 Responses to “The Chase Is Off”

  1. Peter Lacock Says:

    I’m sure this was a tough decision. I like Chase and thought he was doing good. Going into last year he was the top lefty prospect in the organization. I never thought the 4 HR’s were a big deal. He had 3 or 4 shutout innings up to that point. That’s pretty good for such a young guy. It won’t happen but I’d like to see him clear and be brought back. Like you alluded to Mike, someone will jump on him. It’s too bad we couldn’t get anything for him. Maybe Cash tried to deal him or someone? It’s not like he didn’t know a long time ago that a 40 man spot needed to be opened up.
    I can see the logic however. We all know the depth of pitching that Wright was competing with. Giese might have been the next choice to be DFA’d and he may lose the competiton to Aceves or someone but he could also turn out to be very valuable in NY.

  2. mbn007 Says:

    I feel sad for Chase, but there are so many guys with more “flashy” talent and many are younger than he is. Hopefully he can get a shot with a team like the Padres (who seem to love grabbing our prospects for free when they are available) or the Pirates or Royals or Nats.

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