Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Have you noticed that looming funnel of dark clouds on the western horizon - the one with the cow swirling around, next to the green-skinned lady on the bicycle? That's the MLB trade deadline. It's headed our way. And this year, the Yankees face a unique situation - for the Yankees anyway: Because of all our injuries, we have too many players. And a couple might interest other teams.Of course, nobody's going to give much for a guy we pulled off the scrap heap, and the jewels of our farm system are not having shiny years, so their value is low. But everybody needs pitching, and it's not hard to imagine several teams coveting a guy whose Yankee days are probably numbered anyway. Phil Hughes is that unfortunate fellow: the fly-ball pitcher in a home run bandbox. Put him in a airport-sized park, like LA or Seattle - a place where fans can't toss shelled peanuts on him from the right field seats -and Hughes might flourish. As he is a free agent next winter, we get less in return - or may...
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2 Comments:
  • Get rid of him....
  • Actually I believe the best fit for him is where he has excelled before, a long relief role. When Pineda is ready to go the Yankees rotation will be CC, Kuroda, Pineda, Pettite and Phelps. Put Hughes back in the bullpen to be that guy who gives you 3 to 5 innings when a starter falters. The guy I would actually like to see them get rid of is Chamberlain, I'm sick and tired of him coming into games in key situations and making big mistakes that cost the Yankees. If he wasn't so fat maybe he could pitch more effectively.
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