BG, the most I see out of those comments is frustration. Should he have toted the company line, maybe. However, it's got to be tough knowing the press hounds want nothing to do with you until they're looking for a scoop about something that may just have cost you your job.
Of course he's frustrated. If I was in his position, I would be too. He signed a free agent contract to start here and was pretty much guaranteed a rotation spot until the Pineda and Kuroda moves. Then he said he was willing to go to the pen to be the longman. Now with Andy though, he's pretty much the 7th starter. He was asked how he felt, and he addressed it. I'd be willing to bet that he's dealt at some point. They can deal him after June 15th, or before if he gives his ok.
"Selig ran a speakeasy, now he wants to take all the alcohol out of the town." Mike Francesa
I'm not thrilled or jumping outta my seat that Andy is back this is going to be another case of Roger Clemens. Remember when he came back? It was during a game and he made this big announcement during a game as if he was Christ himself.
That's according to your perspective and no one knows who the h**l you are .
What do we need Andy for he's not going to be ready and what's he going to win 9 games the most? I rather stick with the rotation we have now. CC, Kud, Nova, Pin, Huges / Garc. Anyway I love you Andy but stay retired I rather see some young guns fighting their way up! Heck we could have had Montero stick around for another year and let him mash and keep an eye on Pin for a whole nother year if Andy would have came back in the off season. Must have done some HGH with a little test in the off season and now he feels gooddddddddddddd.
9 games? Winning 9 games is not important. The standard for every Yankee pitcher is not win 9 games or even 20. It's to win every game.
As for "young guns" fighting their way up? Who? Dude, they're all up. How old is Pineda? How old is Hughes? How old is Nova?
Heck we could have had Montero stick around for another year and let him mash and keep an eye on Pin for a whole nother year if Andy would have came back in the off season. Must have done some HGH with a little test in the off season and now he feels gooddddddddddddd.
Its not like Garcia is going to be forced to clean the rest rooms at the stadium. He has a one year deal that pays $4M. All he has to do is pitch the best that he can and earn his money. I know he has competitive spirit but he will pitch someplace, if not for the Yankees. Next year he can make a deal with another team.
The question is whether or not he will get the chance to put up or shut up. It seems to be widely assumed that the 5th spot is Hughes' to lose. And, of course, the way Hughes started 2011, it is a distinct possibility. Having a Garcia means that Hughes probably gets no more than 3 starts to prove he belongs in the rotation.