Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hughes Picked as 5th Starter

In a shocking turn of events foreseen by no one, not even us, Phil Hughes has been picked as the 5th starter. Its a great turn of events for the young hurler who out dueled, all the other pitchers in camp including Joba Chamberlain, Sergio Mitre, Nick Swisher, and Alfredo Aceves.

Okay, I'll drop the sarcasm, this wasn't exactly a surprise. Sherman's been pretty sure of it for a while, and even we saw the writing on the wall. But its good that this is settled. Opening day could not come any sooner!


Rich Mahogany said...

Looks like I missed the mark on this one. But that's why I bought both a Hughes autographed ball and a Joba autographed ball. It's called hedging, a sophisticated investment strategy that has allowed me to accumulate a net worth of literally thousands of dollars.

lady gaganonymous said...

I think this wasn't a very good decision to be honest and it leaves me with a bunch of doubts regarding the FO and how they develop pitchers =/ But I'm not agonizing about it. I think we'd all be thrilled if Joba wasn't involved. I hate that having two young promising SPs is considered a problem.

Also, can I say this here because I feel like I can't say it on any other Yankee site without getting torn apart probably? Brace yourself - JOBA MIGHT NOT BE AN ACE. Really. Part of me hates following the minors to some extent because prospects, especially pitching prospects, will break your heart. Fans always overhype their own system, and when Joba has stuff like that 7-inning, 0-run performance against the Sox at Fenway from 2008, people understandably get excited.

But we have to give him time to develop and I don't think jerking him back and forth (TWSS) from the pen to the rotation and vice-versa is really doing that. But... whatever. Let the guys pitch. The team is gonna rule in 2010 and hopefully in 2011 they'll both move into the rotation for good.

Dylan Murphy said...

I'm just glad that it's finally settled. I've had enough of discussing/reading about it already.

Rich Mahogany said...

Me too, but it won't take much (like a couple of bad starts by Hughes) for the "debate" to resurface.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Oh yeah, I agree, the debate is far from over. Unless Hughes is in Cy Young contention, expect to hear the debate rage on.