Thursday, March 25, 2010
Girardi Picks Fifth Starter
Apparently, Girardi already knows who the fifth starter will be but won't tell anyone. The pitchers don't know, the coaches don't know, his family doesn't know. Girardi plans to hold a press event, not conference, in the big tent today. He has spent much of the last two days picking out theme music and appropriate attire. Girardi will play 'game-show host' at the event, unveiling the fifth starter over a slow, drawn out process with numerous commercial breaks. Pretty much everyone in the media thinks it's Hughes. Sherman even wrote a column for today's paper that discusses how Hughes's innings limit will be distributed during the season, so confident that Hughes will indeed be the pick. Personally, I'm going with dark horse Randy Winn to get the five spot. He's already guaranteed a roster spot, so you might as well have him pitch every fifth meaningless game and have the strongest bullpen ever invented by man or beast.