Chad Gaudin was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees earlier this week. The defending World Series champions have many pitchers at their disposal, so it's not a huge surprise Gaudin was a roster casualty. The recently turned 27 year old righty isn't exactly Cy Young or even Chris Young for that matter. However, he's posted a mediocre 4.50 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 7 MLB seasons and is coming off a year in which he pitched 147.1 innings with nearly a strikeout per inning (139 k's). That's good enough to be a #4/#5 starter of a lot of teams. If I were the GM of the Royals, Pirates, Astros, or any other rebuilding club I'd sign him and hope he pitches well enough to flip him for a prospect come Trade Deadline time. I'm a Phillies fan, and their GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has expressed interest in adding pitching depth, but apparently Gaudin doesn't fit their criteria. Not sure why, but I'm sure another club will swoop in and snatch him up.
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