I think this story in the Times says it all:
Cashman sent Pavano to Tampa, Fla., where he will do no more than play catch on flat ground for two weeks. Taped to his locker at Yankee Stadium were the back pages of several New York newspapers mocking his latest injury, which Pavano did not report to the Yankees for 11 days.
“Stuff like this — hiding injuries — loses credibility and loses respect,” Cashman said. “Clearly, he has a mountain to climb to get back in the fold. That’s on him.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the players have spoken. To them, Pavano is a joke.
I wonder how ol’ Carl will do when the Yankees vote on post-season shares this year?