Yankees begging for pitching!

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  1. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    After cc and hughes the yankees staff is in disarray! Ajs ok, nova's young, garcia and colon are trying to regain old form! Now they signed Kevin Millwood, there an injury away from having a staff as good as the o's.

  2. chip22 profile image60
    chip22posted 7 years ago

    As a Yankees fan I must sadly agree. They have some good youngsters supposedly down on the farm - but you know how that is!

    I look for them to make a move for King Felix before the trade deadline.

    1. fauxhawkrawk profile image61
      fauxhawkrawkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The M's have no reason to trade Felix. He's under team control for multiple years on a team-friendly deal. The few teams who are in a position to make a deal like this wouldn't gut their farm systems anyway.

  3. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    i have a better chance off winning the lottery then that trade happening

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image63
      I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They'll have to be willing to part with some of their prospects, which so far they've been unwilling to do. They have multiple young catchers that other teams are interested in, so they'll probably have to put one on the trading block if they want to nab a superstar.

  4. profile image51
    froggywentcourtinposted 7 years ago

    How the Yankees let Cliff Lee go to Philadelphia is beyond me. With Pettite gone, that leave Sabathia as the only lefty they have as far as a starter. My suggestion is to go ahead and make Chamberlain a starter and leave him there! Trading your prospects is NOT the answer.

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image63
      I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lee preferred Philly over New York, even with a better deal from the Yankees. Considering the difference in taxes and his preference for Philadelphia, the Yankees probably would have had to offer him a lot more money (like record breaking territory) to lure him to New York.

      I really don't see how moving Joba to the starting rotation will help anything. He's failed miserably as a starter (other than a respectable record, which tends to happen when you play for the Yankees), and it probably has a lot to do with the fact that he pitches with a lot of emotion. He doesn't hold back his fastball to preserve his arm for later innings and he doesn't have enough variety in his pitches, which is why he would get hammered in the 4th or 5th inning. In his one full season as a starter, he had a WHIP of 1.54, which is downright awful. His strikeouts/9 innings goes from about 10 as a reliever to 7.5 as a starter.

      As good as the Yankees bullpen looks, they will need Joba there. Rafael Soriano had a better season statistically than Mariano Rivera last year, but he's also a pain in the neck. His little temper tantrums will grow old in New York, and Girardi will prefer turning to a loyal Yankee like Joba in some spots.

      Trading prospects is usually a bad idea, but the Yankees have a unique situation. They've got several really good prospects who are essentially being blocked from the major league club by aging veterans who can't be moved. I think they should trade some prospects to fill in the holes they've got now, because quite frankly the Yankees fans aren't going to accept a "rebuilding year", which in this case just means "waiting for some old farts to retire".

  5. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    Lee would of stayed in texas before going to new york! The fact that his lid got treatment in a philly childrens hospital is was got him to leave texas!

  6. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    they could always get wandy rodriguez lol

  7. Gaarf Rosewell profile image71
    Gaarf Rosewellposted 7 years ago

    Maybe Bartolo can hold up to July!

  8. Jonathan Janco profile image65
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Any pitching staff that's giving a rookie a chance is going to have these kinds of problems. Hughes and cc are both off to rocky beginnings this season and yet the team is finding ways to win. AJ is fine so far and you have to trust that Nova will be adequate for a fourth starter or we won't stay in the rotation. With that in mind and the probability that hughes and cc will end up statistically having seasons similar to their performances a season ago, they really only need one of these dead heap veterans to step up and be a solid no.5. So, I don't see what the panic is all about.

  9. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    because hughes is out for awhile burnnett has lost it and cc is the onlyone doin decent

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image63
      I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Burnett has always been one of those guys who has great stuff with mediocre results. Hughes should be the big concern, because the Yankees were kind of expecting him to be a leader on the staff for the next generation. If he's already having dead arm issues, that probably means the Yankees are going to have to spend a lot more $$$ or trade some solid prospects to solidify the pitching staff they want for years to come.

  10. Jonathan Janco profile image65
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Hughes is definitely the concern now but, guys, seriously . . . it's still April. Besides, the Yankees have depth. Just like W's shadow gov't, we basically have a backup starting rotation that's ready to take over if the first choice rotation goes kahput. I am so totally not worried at this early stage.


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