C-M Dub, the former Yankee ace, has inked a deal with the Washington Nationals. RAB reports the pact is worth $2 million in guaranteed money plus another $3 million in incentives. Plus he’ll be arbitration eligible following the 2010 campaign.
The sinker-baller departed the Bronx with a 55-26 record and 4.16 ERA, but will be best remembered for notching 19 wins in ’06 and ’07 (the most in the Majors over that span) and leading the Yanks to the postseason. Plus, he flirted with perfection in ’07 against the Mariners and almost no-hit the Sox. You simply can’t hate this guy, he was as solid as you can get.
No doubt Yankee fans will want to forget about the 1-6 record and 9.64 ERA last season, but we can let bygones be bygones after how that panned out.
One has to wonder how things would have played out if he didn’t hurt himself running the bases in Houston that time. He was never the same after that foot injury. Regardless, I wish him well (as should all Yankee fans) and just hope he can stay healthy and beat up on the Mets.