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08:48 AM ET 01.11 | Though it is unclear whether they see him as a starter or reliever, the Yankees are reportedly pursuing Justin Duchscherer. Duchscherer, 33, has a career record of 33-25 with a 3.13 ERA in eight seasons with the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He made the American League All-Star team as a reliever with Oakland in 2005 and again as a starter in 2008. Duchscerer overcame clinical depression issues during his time in Oakland, but he's thrown only 28 innings over the past two seasons because of a variety of injuries.

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January 11, 2011  09:46 AM ET

A thread about the Yankees looking for a starting pitcher, this is surprising.

January 11, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A thread about the Yankees looking for a starting pitcher, this is surprising.

gotta have at least one every day or two...SOP for FN

January 11, 2011  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A thread about the Yankees looking for a starting pitcher, this is surprising.

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

January 11, 2011  10:06 AM ET

> Duchscerer overcame clinical depression issues during
> his time in Oakland, but he's thrown only 28 innings
> over the past two seasons because of a variety
> of injuries.

Well alrighty then... Perfect for the Bronx, no?

January 11, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

> Duchscerer overcame clinical depression issues during> his time in Oakland, but he's thrown only 28 innings> over the past two seasons because of a variety> of injuries.Well alrighty then... Perfect for the Bronx, no?

ha, well, no, maybe follow Grienke to Milwaukee

January 11, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Do the Yankees pay SI staffers for these threads?

January 11, 2011  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Do the Yankees pay SI staffers for these threads?

New York media. It is what it is.

January 11, 2011  10:15 AM ET

I think having a Yankee pitcher named **** would be epic. The Yankees could pitch him in a doubleheader with Colon, and the FN interns would really have a field day.

January 11, 2011  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think having a Yankee pitcher named **** would be epic. The Yankees could pitch him in a doubleheader with Colon, and the FN interns would really have a field day.

Really? ****-er got robo censored?

Try working on the spam FN.

January 11, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Really? ****-er got robo censored?Try working on the spam FN.

Oh f-it

January 11, 2011  10:28 AM ET

How about I pitch for the Yanks. I am only a softball pitcher in an over 40 league. I am sure I could get one over the plate. Maybe!

January 11, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

How about I pitch for the Yanks. I am only a softball pitcher in an over 40 league. I am sure I could get one over the plate. Maybe!

Learn to throw butterflies (a.k.a. knuckleballs) and you can have a career in MLB.

January 11, 2011  10:41 AM ET

Well I hope they get one of these guys...I am tired of reading about it.

January 11, 2011  11:05 AM ET

of course they are

January 11, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Well I hope they get one of these guys...I am tired of reading about it.

You hope the Yankees get a guy who has battled clinical depression and has been too injured to pitch the last two seasons? Is it really that bad?

January 11, 2011  11:34 AM ET
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You hope the Yankees get a guy who has battled clinical depression and has been too injured to pitch the last two seasons? Is it really that bad?

If you are refering to the daily rumor mill then yes.

January 11, 2011  11:54 AM ET
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Well I hope they get one of these guys...I am tired of reading about it.

Who ever they get the media will not be happy with. I remember when Pettite was pitching really well and the media was calling for his head. All the guy did was win ball games.

January 11, 2011  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

> Duchscerer overcame clinical depression issues during> his time in Oakland, but he's thrown only 28 innings> over the past two seasons because of a variety> of injuries.Well alrighty then... Perfect for the Bronx, no?

Or the Mets. They have a penchant for signing players with injuries to huge contracts.

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January 11, 2011  05:39 PM ET

always rooted for this guy. could have been an absolutely outstanding pitcher if his body had held up. maybe he still can.

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