Do you see the Yankees looking into Ben Sheets and also trading for Zach Duke? Because all the rumors i hear is that the Yankees will not offer Wang another contract and the chances of the Yankees landing Roy Halladay are slim to not happening. A rotation of CC, AJ, Sheets, Andy and Duke can take us back to the playoffs and maybe to lucky number 28.
Well, I already left this the other day, but here we go again.
I'd like to know what you think about Joba and Hughes in the rotation at the same time ... if this is something that should be tried yet again, or if one of them should be in the bullpen (or AAA if need be) and the Yankees would pick up another good pitcher to fit into the rotation ... and in my mind that also means Pettitte coming back for 2010.
Although Girardi did an outstanding job with 3 pitchers ... by going with 3 he pretty much showed that he didn't trust Joba or Hughes in the post-season in the rotation ... I don't think we get away with that yet again if we get there in 2010 ... so I am thinking that one of them has to take a back seat somewhere, and allow the Yankees to bring in a stronger arm for the rotation.
Would love to hear your thoughts regarding this situation.
Of course they're going to be starters. This debate is pointless. They have been developing as starters for the majority of their pro careers. They have high upside potential as starters. And usually these guys don't work it out in their first year. Yankee fans have the patience of a 6 year old which is infuriating. WHy do you think King Felix is so great? He's like 21 and he's pitching like a god. They will not happen every year and so they are worth a lot because they are RARE. The Yankees have to develop Joba and Hughes the hard way. Mike Francesa and others are moronoic thinking about trading either of them or putting them in the bullpen for the next Mariano.
No thanks I want the next Johan or CC or Doc Halladay instead of another Mariano.
The question was focused more on whether or not the Yankees should put them both in the starting rotation next season. Your answer didn't address the question, and the question wasn't raised to you.
Will the Yankees go after a low cost, high risk pitcher like Justin Duscherer? They obviously won't go for expensive pitchers like Roy Halladay or John Lackey in terms of prospects and/or money. Depth is very important and I want to know if the Yankees will try and do something.
SAVE THE KILLER B'S!!!!! Save Andrew Brackman. Save Manny Banuelos. Save Dellin Betances. Save the future.
I have not heard much lately about Cuban prospect Aroldis Chapman. Do you think the Yankees might sign Chapman to improve their minor league pitching depth in anticipation of making a trade for someone like Roy Halladay?
Hello. any chance the Yankees trade talented(yet reckless) Robinson Cano and Austin Jackson for Andre Eithier ?
The Dodgers NEED a second baseman(and Torre is fond of Cano) and would replace AJAX for Eithier in the OF. And the Yankees would get Andre Eithier,a young astute moldable,patient,clutch hitter and Outfielder that can protect AROD(since pitchers will pitch around him and Posada is NOT the long term solution) in the LONG run.
You let Eithier be the right fielder.You hopely resign Damom as a DH/fill in OF and you sign Chone Figgins at 2B(he has a strong arm and is an adaptable well coached infielder).
1)Damon DH/OF 2)Jeter ss 3)Teixeira 1b 4)Arod 3b 5)EITHIER RF 6)Posada C 7)Swisher LF 8)Melky CF 9)Figgins 2b
I know people like to emphasize pitching and totally understand. But over the next few years the Yanks will have crop of A-list pitchers t consider(Hallady,Lee,Verlander,Josh Johnson and King Felix), not to mention the growt and maturity of Joba and Hughes. I'm content for 2010 be solved in HOUSE.
I have to switch gears...
I wonder how the Yankees plan to protect(Jorge is NOT the answer)Arod offensively for the length of his contract ? I mean he's always been great but this year especially he has really come into his own and literally " IS IN A GOOD PLACE"!
Could they consider trading Jesus Montero(since they are loaded with catchers in the minors) for Josh "The CHOSEN ONE" Hamilton in a deal ?
I mean Hamilton is still YOUNG(29),hasn't even approached his prime,has big upside and the position of Right field is still quite up in the air over the next 8 years
Hamilton may be a risk because of his past but he's VERY likable and already has a cult following in NY because of the showcase he provided in the allstar game a year ago.
Could you see the Yankees going after Josh Johnson, who is having a hard time coming to arbitration terms with the Marlins? The Marlins have been famous for trading young talent to clear payrole and he would fit nicely in the Yankees rotation.