1. The announcement was made official today that Javy Vasquez is going to be skipped for his start on Friday night in Boston. This move really is troublesome to me. In my opinion 3 to 4 days off is not what ails Vasquez at this point. Not to mention, the Yankees are off to a blistering start and can afford to trot him out there every 5 days. Your paying this guy $11.5 million so obviously it is in the Yankees best interest to make this work and get Vasquez turned around. Is he really gonna get turned around by missing a start against Boston on the road than facing a better hitting team in Detroit? His best chance of getting it going is on the road anyhow so why not let him throw in Boston?
2. The offense is playing very well through the first week of May. Jeter and Cano (.321 and.371 respectively) have both gotten of to tremendous starts but the biggest suprise offenseively has to be Brett Gardner. He's hitting .347 and leading the league with 11 stolen bases. His speed is adding an element that the Yankees haven't had in a long time. Now that Granderson is on the DL, he's going to get his chance to play every day in centerfield. It's exciting to think about what can happen when he starts hitting the ball solidly and not just beating out ground balls for the majority of his hits.
3. Phil Hughes has started off 3-0 with a 1.44era through 4 starts. Even when he hasn't pitched well, he has battled teams and limited damage when he's not at his best. This kind of start is making manager Joe Giradri look good. It's also potentially raising the level of what we are going to expect from Phil Hughes. So far he has pitched like a number 1 starter. Let's hope he can keep up the hot start.
4. It's scary to think of just how good the Yankees can potentially be this season. Their two best hitters, A-Rod and Tex are hitting .258 and .181 respectively with 4 home runs collectively. When these two turn their seasons around this team could be ridiculous offensively.