nyr199435 wrote:Am I missing something with Nova? Did he get bumped in the rotation or something? He was 16-4 last year.
The #s about him having tremendous run support as well as his lack of k's and a bit of luck are totally true and I believe...gave him the year he had. Take those horrible peripherals and add to it a league with tape on him...and the potential for a sophemore slump even if he some how stays in the rotation (injuries can happen) is freak HUGE. But most likely he will be pitching with the homeless AAA Yanks (scranton stadium under season long renovation).
The latest talk is that Hughes may be the #3...regardless he is ahead of Nova. So that goes...CC, Kuroda, Hughes, Pineda, Nova (with Sweaty Freddy in the bullpen waiting for Nova to take his bad spring north)
Then you have Pettitte. Not only is he a yankee great...but he is a pitchers pitcher...he can win without a big fastball. All the word from camp is he will be ready by may...and he already looks better than Nova.
So come May 10th and the yanks rotation looks something like...CC, Kuroda, Pettitte, Hughes, Pineda...and Sweaty Freddy takes the spot start/long relief/mop up roll...where does that leave Nova?