3 Former Yankees Still Unemployed Heading Into Opening Day

These former Yankees haven't been able to land a job with any other major league team ahead of Opening Day.

May 18, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees relief pitcher Ryan Weber (62) throws pitch
May 18, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees relief pitcher Ryan Weber (62) throws pitch / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Zach McAllister

We can run back a lot of what we just said for Ryan Weber when we talk about Zach McAllister.

At 36 years old, we know what to expect from McAllister at this point. If his game is going to change at all from year to year, it's almost certainly going to be getting worse.

Admittedly, his prime was probably better than Weber's, including posting a 3.75 ERA across 24 starts back in 2013. But "back in 2013" is over a decade ago at this point. He pitched in 7 games for the Yankees last year and was abysmal.

That was no surprise, either. Before giving up 6 earned runs in 5.1 innings across those 7 games in 2023, the last time he pitched in the bigs was in 2018. His 6.20 ERA in those 44 appearances gave a good reason for his relegation to the minors.

Would a resurgence at 36 be a fun storyline for McAllister? Of course. It would be a great tale of redemption for a guy who once looked like one of the more interesting young pitchers in the MLB. But how often do we really see something like that?

Maybe injuries make someone desperate at some point this year and McAllister finds a new home, but I wouldn't bank on it.