It was bound to happen sometime. The Cafe was in "Hamels Watch" for much of last season and followed that with a "Billingsley Watch". This year, it's Hughes' turn.
As a Yankees fan, what role do you see Hughes filling this season and when do you think he'll slip into the rotation (presumably taking Pavano's spot)? The latest on Rotoworld has Cashman quoted as saying that he won't be "handed a roster spot" out of spring training, which isn't necessarily bad news...at least they're giving him a shot, right? Additionally, after seeing Hughes workout, Giambi compared him to Clemens and Pratt said he reminded him of Schilling. That's some good company to be in.