Melo255 wrote:No way out of that group you drop Contreras. Do you remember what his season numbers were last year? Awesome that's what.
Awesome? Against who?
Tampa Bay (1.80 ERA) and Cinncinati (2.57 ERA), oh and his one start against the ChiSox.
Boston? 24.92 ERA in two outtings. 1 start. They hit .421 off of him.
Toronto? 3.94 ERA in six outtings. 1 start.
Annnd that's it. Who did he do well against in the preseason? Tampa Bay AND Cinncinati. So this guy's stats last year mean jack. It means he pitches well against crappy teams and he gets pounded by teams that can hit. This year?
ChiSox - 5 ER in 5.1IP, 3BB
RedSox- 3 ER in 2.1IP, 2BB (pulled, thank you Joe Torre.)
RedSox - 5 ER in 3.1IP, 4BB
Combined for! 10.64 ERA, 11.0 IP, 11K and 9BB, 0-3 in 3 starts (This 0-3 stat in three starts speaks volumes concidering he only lasted 5, 3 and 5 innings respectively, showing when he pitches poorly the Yankees aren't given the chance to win, they get behind fast and cannot recover with no long relief.) Wow, what a killer.
The only positive is that he strikes out a batter an inning, but that's offset by the fact that he WALKS a batter an inning. The Yankees have no middle relief worth using or long relief, they need innings and chances to win out of this guy and he can't even give them that. His stats say he sucks, bad. Unless of course you're pitching him against teams with no teeth, then he's great. Hell, I think one of his games he did great in ST this year was a SS game.
Drop Jose Contreras no matter what you do between the three? Try to move them all. Riley is your best bet for anything, Affy is trash and Contreras is worse.