Monday, April 10, 2017

TTM Success: Adam Warren

One of the best part of the Aroldis Chapman-to-the-Cubs trade was bringing back old friend Adam Warren. He is one of those guys who has always been very valuable to the Yankees as a guy who can start or relieve; a harder-throwing Ramiro Mendoza type.

Warren never really got going with the Cubs, so when he was the last piece in the Chapman trade, the Yankees were banking on the fact that bringing him back to more familiar surroundings would help. And it definitely did.

He pitched much better in NY, and this year he's tossed six innings without allowing a hit over three appearances. It's maddening the way Girardi has been using him. I actually wouldn't mind seeing him slot into the rotation, as it's a rare occurrence that a Yankee starter goes more than five innings.

I sent Warren a few cards to spring training, and he was kind enough to return them signed.


  1. Nice get! I already forget that Adam was briefly a Cub. It might not have lasted long, but he got a World Series ring out of it!

  2. I love how it turned out on the green. That is a beautiful looking card!