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.


Rich Mahogany said...

The fifth starter will actually be Felix Hernandez. Cashman worked out one of his stealth trades last night. The Yankees will be giving up Austin Romine, Zach McAllister, and a signed ARod baseball.

I think this is a good move. Felix will slide nicely into the fifth starter spot.

Also, Nick Swisher will be moved to the pen so he can maintain his 0.00 ERA there.

lady gaganonymous said...

It's El Duque

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'd prefer Zack Grienke.

Rich Mahogany said...

Well it's Hughes for real. I can't say I understand the decision unless there's something wrong with Joba.

It would be awesome to see Hughes mature into a capable starter this year, but there's a valid excuse for leaving him in the minors to start the season: he still has an innings limit. Joba, who doesn't have an innings limit, is now drifting in the wind, and he's too good to let that happen to him.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It is an interesting pick, but they've been high on Hughes since day one. Joba's very talented, but he may have pitched himself down a notch in the eyes of the Yankee brass last season.