Joe Torre's favorite reliever, Scott Proctor, has been placed on the DL with an elbow injury. While I haven't been following the Dodgers, my guess is he's thrown around 150 innings at this point in the season. Many people criticized Joe Torre for his handling of the bullpen during his time in New York, despite the fact that in the later years he never had a particularly solid bullpen, which of course was his fault anyway for not doing Cashman's job for him.
Shawn Chacon pulled a Lattrell Sprewell and choked out his GM yesterday. On behalf of everyone who has ever wanted to choke out one of their employers, let me be the first to say, "Thank you." Could Chacon be our number 4? Who knows, but watch out for Cashman's left, he's deceptively fast.
With Joba emerging as a solid starter (giving the Yankees three with Mussina and Pettite) should the Yankees still make a trade? Should we be looking for an Arroyo or Chacon type to eat up innings or should we try to piece the four and five spots internally at least until Kennedy or Hughes learns to throw strikes?