Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sean Henn Has Rare 4th Option

Six weeks before spring training, Yankees GM Brian Cashman learned that Sean Henn qualified for a rare fourth option to the minors because he did not have 90 days of service between 2001-03 and had less than five years of service entering this year. The Yanks consider this a blessing. Rather than be forced to make a decision this spring on Henn like they thought they were going to have to, the Yanks are likely to take Mike Myers and Ron Villone as the lefties in the pen, and send Henn, 25, to Triple-A.

"I continue to believe he is like Scott Proctor, that given time he has a great arm and will emerge," Cashman said. "Now, with the option, we will get more time developing the rare lefty reliever who throws 92-95 mph with movement."


This was a very good turn of events for the yankees. It now allows them to send Henn back down to the minors to finally master his control and secondary pitches. Until recently, I have been very unimpressed with Henn. We all remember the three horrible starts he made in 2005. But he has shown potential this spring and im glad hell get another shot to prove himself. That being said there is a small chance he makes the team out of spring and all of this becomes irrelevant.

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