ididapoopy wrote:I don't know why people are defending cashman and girardi. steingrabber is right.
the nyy go from 1 extreme to the next....signing non stud SP to lengthy deals and not getting much from them, as opossed to delvelop their own
but that was no reason NOT to go for santana when all u have to do is give up melky and kennedy. santana was an immediate impact front line starter that the nyy needed...it wasn't like just getting the best pitcher because he was out there, THEY NEEDED him plenty. how many times are u gonna see this team exposed in the postseason due to not enough impact SP?
when u have hughes, kennedy and mussina in ur rotation all at once ur just asking for trouble. mussina is crap..and the rooks will have plenty bumps in the road until/if they achive top starters....and pettite and wang really aren't #1 guys either. pitching wins games and gets teams to the series...and u ain't gunna do it w/ this rotation as we speak..even w/ circa 2008 murderers row
as for joba...wtf are u people smoking.....keep him in the bullpen.....lol..as the yanks have a dire need for a impact pitcher u want to quite possible keep the best as a set up guy..lol...nevermind let him develop BS..he won't be in the closers role for a couple of years...so wtf......and .the NYY really don't have the luxuary of keeping him in this role..well,..they do if they want to wallow in mediocrity and possibly not making ther playoffs..
all of this joba stuff wouldn't even be a question if the nyy signed santa...instead..they will scramble and wallow and likely not make ther playoffs because of shoddy SP....
then u can keep praising cashman once again when this happens...
Wow, you are so way off in most of this post...where to begin...
First, the Twins wanted Melky, Kennedy AND Hughes for Johan. So they give up their best 2 pitching prospects (1 of them being the #1 prospect in the entire MLB) and a young, solid centerfielder in Melky. Then they would also need to pay $140 million on top of that for him. So they deplete their prospects and go overboard on an already bloated payroll. They had already been burned with big name pitchers (Randy Johnson, kevin brown, Javier Vazquez...) and have been trying to trim down the payroll and build from within. They would also need to find a replacement centerfielder in this case if they dealt Melky.
Mussina is a serviceable 4th or 5th pitcher. As far Hughes and Kennedy - ITS BEEN 3 WEEKS! I love how everyone is jumping all over them - they are rookies for God's sake and it's 3 weeks into the season. it's still April and cold out - THEY WILL BE FINE.
As far as Joba goes...Steinbrenner is completely wrong. You need him in the bullpen more than ever with rookies in the starting rotation. So assume he goes to the starer role - who gets demoted? And now who pitches the 7th and 8th innings? Farnsworth? Bruney? Joba to Rivera is the best 1-2 combination for bullpen work - probably in the majors. If he goes to the rotation now, they also lose him for a month because he'll need to go to the minors to build arm strength and condition. You think he's going to be able to throw 100 mph if he is pitching 7 innings a game? Nope.
Wang isn't a #1 guy? Wang has more wins than anyone else in baseball the last 2 years. Pettite is as good as any #2 starter in the league. They still have enough offense to get to the post season -they did it last year with essentially the same team.