Weighing in on Phil Coke

Posted: 18th December 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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From JAYRC: Perhaps the least talked about of our four new prospects is former New York Yankee south paw Phil Coke. At 27 years old, I think itÆs safe to say that the prospect lable is far removed from his name. Last season in a relief role with the Yankees in 60 innings of work Coke went 4-3 posting a 4.50 ERA. The numbers are respectable but nothing to get to excited about. You see the Tigers currently have a surplus of lefty relievers on the roster. With Bobby Seay, Fu-Te Ni, Daniel Schereth and Brad Thomas battling it out for just two available slots in the bullpen, perhaps Coke would be a better fit in the rotation. As it stands now, only Nate Robertson and (long shot) Dontrelle Willis are south paw candidates for the rotation. ItÆs more than safe to say that neither one of them ar ...

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