Results for tag: Phil Hughes
Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Jan 14, 2012 at 08:37:38 AM

It started out as a normal Friday the 13th. The Yankees had the same 5 starters, Jesus Montero & Hector Noesi were still Yankees and the Yankees were a team that looked as if they were going to make it to the playoffs--maybe. But in one late night hour on Friday night Brian Cashman pulled the plug and turned the Yankees from drab to fab by adding 2 new pitchers: Hiroki Kuroda & Michael Pineda, wiping out the possiblity for a Roy Oswalt or Edwin Jackson pinstripe experience. The Yankees soon went from being a possible playoff team, to becoming the favorites to make the World Series.

Michael PinedaSo I know what you are thinking. Why did Cashman use Jesus Montero in a trade for Michael Pineda? Simple reason actually. One was there was no way that the Yankees were going to get King Felix. It wasn't happening.

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Sep 4, 2011 at 09:53:53 PM

Earlier today, Joe Girardi mentioned that he was going to cut down the rotation from 6 to 5, but after talking to Brian Cashman and other players he changed his mind and decided to go through the 6 man rotation 1 more time. Girardi knows that he can't have the 6 man rotation for the rest of the year since the Yankees are going for a playoff contention. Girardi also knows that he needs to choose someone soon and fast. Yankees fans that have been watching have already narrowed it down for Girardi: A.J Burnett & Phil Hughes.

Moving CC Sabathia is out of the question and Ivan Nova is in the same situation. Bartolo Colon & Freddy Garcia both have good years so I doubt Girardi wants to move either of them to the bullpen, which leaves A.J Burnett & Phil Hughes. Phil Hughes has had bullpen experience