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.
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.
i have a better chance off winning the lottery then that trade happening
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.
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.
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".
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!
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.
because hughes is out for awhile burnnett has lost it and cc is the onlyone doin decent
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.
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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