David Wells is trying to be the next Julio Franco

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Julio Franco recently retired at the age of 126 and now David Wells is trying to make a comeback and follow in his footsteps. He is trying to be the next overaged, washed up ball player that keeps managing to get paid.

The Yankees are in need of a new pitcher and David Well just might be their guy. Hank Steinbrenner is considering it.

“Obviously, he’ll always be a Yankee to me,” Steinbrenner said.

The Baby Boss then dropped a subtle hint he’s growing disillusioned with the Yankees’ youth movement and could open the door to Wells.

“What sticks out in my mind, that team in the late ’90s, the starting pitching,” he said. “You had [David] Cone, El Duque [Orlando HernandezOrlando Hernandez ], Wells . . . they were all big-game pitchers. They all came from elsewhere – not in the system.

“Everybody talks about the great players from the farm system that we had in the ’90s, but it was the starting rotation. That was a huge part of the success. Huge.”

Well will turn 45 in 11 days so we will see if they will decide that his age is or isn’t an issue.

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