From Pete Abraham:
He went out firing, saying he would not return to the Yankees even if he cleared waivers and was offered a spot with Triple-A Scranton.
“I don’t think I got a fair shot,” he said. “I pitched great in spring training and didn’t make the team. I pitched great in the minors, got called up and didn’t get much of a chance. I understand other guys are pitching great. But it could have been different. I can’t see the point in coming back.”
Brett Tomko has been around a long time, and at no point has he been anything better than middling, while he has often been awful. Yet he has made 20 million dollars in his career, and the Yankees gave him a shot to earn some more money despite his ERA exceeding 5.50 in each of the last two seasons. He pulled down a paycheck to throw 20 below average innings for the Yankees, and is now mouthing off about not getting a chance. Brett, you have had 13 years of chances, and now the Yankees are giving some young guy their first shot at having a MLB career. Simmer down.
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