Originally Posted by Jpup
I like this deal for the Yanks, but it's not as bad from the Arizona front as some of you suggest. Sherzer is in no way a TOR arm. He throws too many pitches and can't go deep into games. The Backs know that. I watched the guy a lot last year and he's not that great. I would think that Jackson is a better pitcher although you wonder why he's been traded twice in 2 years. Kennedy is a 4th starter with upside if he ever get's healthy. I am guessing Johnny Damon just got notice that he's going elsewhere unless his demands drop big time.
I tend to agree with you here.
Max has a pretty violent delivery, and there are also fears that his arm is going to blow up. While Kennedy wasn't good in his short time in New York, most young pitchers aren't good right away and take a while to blossom (see Bailey, Homer). And moving from the AL East and the launching pad that is Yankee Stadium to the NL West will do nothing but help the guy. I don't think he's of much value in the AL East against those lineups, but in the NL West with those huge parks and relatively weak lineups, he could be a solid middle of the rotation guy. And Jackson can be a good major league outfielder. I don't know about "star" potential, but potential nonetheless.