Mar 22 2011
We all know the Evil Empire has rotational issues. You’d think the team with one of the highest payrolls in Major League Baseball wouldn’t be auditioning oldheads for their final spot in their rotation. I don’t think it’s a terrible thing they missed out on Cliff Lee because they would have overpaid for him and then some. They have a tremendous amount of talent in the minors in Andrew Brackman, Dellin Betances, and Manny Banuelos, so spending that money was a short-term fix. Something the Yankees have screwed up on many times in the past. The decision is coming soon for the Yankees….
Phil Hughes is the 3rd starter. He has potential to be good. Clearly, the Yankees need AJB to step it up, and CC is going to be CC. Ivan Nova is the clear leader for the 4th spot in the rotation. The remaining spot will go to either Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, or Sergio Mitre. After last night, Colon seem to be in the pole position. I think Mitre is pretty much out of the running, and may be a long reliever/spot starter if anything. Freddy Garcia’s lack of success has really put him on the back burner.
So yes, Yankees fans you’re looking at CC, AJB, Phil Hughes, Nova, and Colon. Not the greatest situation, but it could be strong. There are a lot of question marks, but also some potential. Yankees fans need to be a little patient. I saw the young fellas pitch this Spring and things are going to be very good for the Yankees in years to come.
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