1) Now we're interested in Tom Gordon
2) We were making a play for Lyon...for the rotation
On the first subject; if we want another bullpen arm why aren't we jumping back on Cruz for a one year deal? He gets some money and re-enters a stronger market next year. We get Cruz's awesomeness and avoid the Yankee's fifth round pick in the draft.
On Lyon; why would we have even considered this? I understand he might project as a starter with his four pitches/no out pitch portfolio, but have'nt his problems always stemmed from too many innings? And now that the Club seems to have chosen Garland over Randy, it appears that eating innings was a major factor.
One more thing...where'd all this money come from all of a sudden? Was Moorad stealing from the other owners?