Results for tag: Phil Hughes
Posted by: benji23 on May 3, 2010 at 10:49:39 PM

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

Posted by: benji23 on Mar 29, 2010 at 06:47:25 PM

There was no controversy when Joe Girardi named Phil Hughes to be the Yankees 5th starter! The whole scenario ended as it should have. Not only did the better performer win the position, but the better man for the job won it. Hughes has the makeup of a frontline starting pitcher: he has the calm demenor, great stuff and he has youth on his side. Joba Chamberlain has the all the makings of a future closer: fiery personality, great stuff and stubbornness.

Hughes wasn't even that bad as a starting pitcher in '09. If you take out one lopsided start in Baltimore (1 2/3 IP, 8 ER), then Hughes posted a 3.54 ERA in his 6 other starts. The Yankees severely overreacted to his slightly bloated ERA at the time (5.45) and put Hughes in the bullpen where they lucked out and he was lights out for the