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Cashman: Yankees rotation is set
15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 3:56AM #21
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You can't count on Randy. Cashman knows that. He even said something about not knowing how RJ would respond to back surgery at his age.

It might end up more like: Wang, Moose, Pavano, Igawa, Karstens (or Proctor)

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 1:50PM #22
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oh please as of right now this yankee team will NOT do any better next year .

face it cashman lied to all of us , he said he was gonna make the starting pitching better and he has done jack squat .

i for one am NOT looking forward to next season

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 2:18PM #23
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The rotation as it stands now is very "iffy" to say the least!

We have RJ, a year older, and coming off of back surgery. Sure, he could be better than ever...or maybe not.

We have Povano....can we count on him???....Who knows!

We have heard rumors of starting Procter.....Im still out on that one. And if we do start him and he does well, who takes his place in the Pen???

We have a pitcher that we acquired thru posting from Japan. How well will he do??...No one knows.

We have some great potential pitchers coming up thru the minors, but will they be ready to step up this year?

Too many questions to make me feel comfortable with this rotation as it stands today. That is why, in my opinion, we need to acquire another starting pitcher. It is still early, I have to believe that Cash will do something.

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 2:43PM #24
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It looks a little suspect with RJ and Pavano not being 100% reliable fitness wise

I hope another SP is signed

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 2:55PM #25
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OMG the sky is falling!!

I remember the late 90's rotations well. I also don't ever remember having a real #1 stud fireball pitcher like allot of you are clamoring for. We had Andy who had flashes of brilliance and then gave up a dozen to the Braves. We had Cone and Clemens who were equally unpredictable. Wells, Duque, etc. were pitchers who threw to records very similar to Mussina and Wang. What made those teams champions was the starters had enough stuff in the playoffs to get them 6 or 7 innings and we then could rely on a GREAT bullpen.

I'm not thrilled with our current rotation but I think with a great bullpen behind it and some luck in the health dpeartment it certainly could be a Championship rotation.

Wang = won 19 games last year, has the ability to repeat the feat or at least come close. Let's be pessimistic and say 15 games.

Moose = Again if healthy should clock in at15 himself.

Pavano = has the capability to be a number one if healthy. He also could be a total bust again. lets split the difference and say 10 wins.

Igawa = If he is what advertised can win 12.

Johnson,Karstens,Hughes = Between a first ballot HOF'er and two good looking young arms the 5 hole should be able to scare up 12 wins amongst them all.

I could live with that if the Bullpen was rock solid. Whether the BP is that solid is a whole different argument.

Very few teams win wiht great starters and no bullpens anymore. Build a solid staff then build a great pen and plan the parade route.

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 3:44PM #26
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there is no way that the current rotation could ever be a championship caliber rotation.

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 3:52PM #27
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You can't reduces payroll and improve at the same time unless Hughes is ready. Cashman said that Hughes will start the year in the minor league because of the pitch count. Cashman is still worrying about hurting his arm, why?
15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 4:11PM #28
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I like where this is going.

Chien Ming Wang

Mike Mussina

Randy Johnson

Carl Pavano

Kei Igawa

Jeff Karstens

Darrell Rasner

Humberto Sanchez

Philip Hughes

Have faith my friends, you can't just look at the first five. If you go deeper, you'll understand how good this staff can be if just ONE of the minor leaguers pans out.

15 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2006 - 4:37PM #29
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THE TEAM TRIED FOR MATSOXAKA. Thats it for the ace pitchers. Why spend tons of money and a long contract for for the other freeagents. I WANT ZITO as much as any boby else but he wants way to may years.
15 years ago  ::  Dec 02, 2006 - 12:36AM #30
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The rotation is still a ? unless these guy's stay healthy we still need 1 more starter and I'm against Zito because of the long contract and he is now talking to the Rangers. I would still take a chance Willis 12-12 not great but the Yankees can give him run support. I would trade Melky if needed because it's what the Marlins wanted but I don't know what else they want but Cashman is still taliking with them.
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