There is an article on yankees.com on Posada, his recovery, and his thoughts about what the 2009 Yanks should look like. He is very adamant that the Yanks need to sign to top line starters and that Joba should be a reliever.
Last season Posada mentioned that the Yanks needed to sign Santana because he felt they needed a true number one. The Yankees chose to keep a couple of kids who won't be helping us any time soon (and that includes next year) and we've all seen what happened.
Maybe Posada is onto something here. Perhaps the Yankees should listen this time. I mean, it can't hurt. They totally mismanaged Joba's role change and they would have to do the same thing next year if he was to start since he didn't have enough innings this year. He's a great reliever, and while I prefer to see him as a starter, that assumes he can be a starter and stay healthy. I prefer a future Mo to a future Pavano, that's all I'm saying.
When we lost Wang, we lost the season. We couldn't piece together the amount of wins we needed to make October without him, especially with Pettitte being so inconsistent late in the year (or is the word horrible?). I think Pos is right about us needing to sign two top starters so that there are no question marks in the rotation come next year. I'm not very confident either Hughes or Kennedy will be great starters ever (though I'm slightly more optimistic about Hughes), so I think we need two starters. I know. Build from within, blah blah blah. I guess it turns out it's not quite that easy. Should be an interesting winter.