I just dropped this in a post on Mussina, but look at the Yankees next five series: Tampa, Oakland, Seattle, Oakland, Seattle. Based on this, I am holding on to Gordan in the hopes he can turn it around or that something happens to Rivera during this time span, knowing that the chances of him getting lit up are dminished against these relatively anemic offenses.
I was listening to the Yankee pre-game on the radio on Saturday. They asked Torre about Gordon & Rivera's struggles. His reply was simply, "If I have to worry about those two, we're not going to be in the hunt at the end." Or something to that effect. His point was that he's not terribly worried about them turning it around.