Chad Gaudin was 6-10 last season with an ERA of 4.64 pitching for the Padres and Yankees. He picked up a World Series ring which is nice for the righthander. Better yet, Chad signed a 2.95 million dollar contract for 2010 with the Yankees. OK, that's a reasonable deal for Gaudin who sports a 34-35 career record.
Here is what amazes me about Gaudin. He's just 26-years old and he's already played for six different teams...The Rays, Jays, A's (hey, that rhymes!), White Sox, Padres and Yanks.
The question is, can he equal or surpass Mike Morgan's record of 12 different Major League teams? Morgan pitched for, in order, the Athletics, Yankees, Blue Jays, Mariners, Orioles, Dodgers, Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, Twins, (Cubs again), Rangers and Diamondbacks.
At the age of 26 Morgan had pitched for just four different teams. Gaudin is ahead of that pace. Morgan pitched until he was 42. If Gaudin stays healthy he has a great shot of eclipsing Morgan's record. Hopefully the well-traveled Gaudin will get traded sometime during the 2010 season to another team.
Does anyone else find this as exciting as I do?