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Postby MashinSpuds » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:36 pm

Rotoworld:
Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Phil Hughes' Monday bullpen session did not go well.

Hughes is going to meet with team doctors on Monday evening in an effort to find some answers about what might be plaguing his throwing arm. He simply hasn't been able to reach his normal fastball velocity and the Yanks may be worried that he has structural damage. Giradi acknowledged Monday's failed bullpener as an "obvious setback."


Grim.

In other advice, don't leave a trade offer on the table over the weekend and forget about it. Otherwise someone might be sending you Phil Hughes when this kinda stuff gets out. :-S
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby machine3 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:45 pm

Hope you didn't give up much.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby 910BronxBomber » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:02 pm

I like him as a buy low candidate right now. Chances are, you'll be able to give up next to nothing to get him, or pluck him from waivers. If your league uses a DL, stash him. Could pay off after the all star break.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby B-Chad » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:41 pm

Unless it's an extremely deep league, I wouldn't even have much interest in stashing him. Obviously if you have a DL spot open, he's available, and you are planning on cutting someone anyways, use the spot. That said, he's not the type of player I'd go out of my way to cut or trade someone for in order to stash. He certainly has long term upside, but the current version of Phil Hughes just isn't anything special. He had a solid March/April last year on the surface, 2.00 ERA in 18 innings, but 11 walks. His best month, by far, was May 9.08 K/9, 1.86 BB/9 and a 3.03 ERA in 38.2 IP. After that, he just wasn't good though. ERA's over 5.00 the next two months, 4.22 ERA in August, 4.67 ERA in September/October, and it wasn't a product of bad luck. He wasn't striking out many batters, and he's a flyball machine in a ballpark that's a launching pad. Until something changes in his approach, I'm not interested even when he's healthy.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:45 pm

910BronxBomber wrote:I like him as a buy low candidate right now. Chances are, you'll be able to give up next to nothing to get him, or pluck him from waivers. If your league uses a DL, stash him. Could pay off after the all star break.


Stop fooling yourself. Stick a fork in him.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby RyeWhiskey » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:42 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
910BronxBomber wrote:I like him as a buy low candidate right now. Chances are, you'll be able to give up next to nothing to get him, or pluck him from waivers. If your league uses a DL, stash him. Could pay off after the all star break.


Stop fooling yourself. Stick a fork in him.


Agreed. Unless he gets moved back to the bullpen and your league counts HLDs then I want nothing to do with this guy. You can get a guy like Narveson off the WW who will put up similar stats if you're interested in a mediocre SP4.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby OldEnglishZ » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:05 pm

I have him on my reserves in a AL dynasty but I cant justify holding on to him in any other kind of format...I dont have much hope on him but doesnt hurt with unlimited reserves.

I would trade for him if you have unlimted DL spots and you are going to drop someone/trade a VERY low pick. Anyone is acquirable for the right price!
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby CharlatanSin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:41 pm

Watching Girardi's post-game presser right now...apparently Phil Franchise is heading to a specialist to get tested for something called "thoracic outlet syndrome." Apparently a rare circulatory disorder. Stupendous.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby B-Chad » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:56 pm

CharlatanSin wrote:Watching Girardi's post-game presser right now...apparently Phil Franchise is heading to a specialist to get tested for something called "thoracic outlet syndrome." Apparently a rare circulatory disorder. Stupendous.


If memory serves correctly, both Jeromy Bonderman and Hank Blalock were treated for the same condition.
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Re: The "Trade Hughes For Dirt" window is probably closed no

Postby CharlatanSin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:59 pm

B-Chad wrote:
CharlatanSin wrote:Watching Girardi's post-game presser right now...apparently Phil Franchise is heading to a specialist to get tested for something called "thoracic outlet syndrome." Apparently a rare circulatory disorder. Stupendous.


If memory serves correctly, both Jeromy Bonderman and Hank Blalock were treated for the same condition.


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