Didn’t I just say this three weeks ago?
From George King’s blog -
Ron Guidry is optimistic by nature. And even the most pessimistic coach views things through rose-tinted glasses at this time of the year.
Yet, Guidry’s actions Saturday in the Legends Field bullpen insured Yankee fans biggest worries are legitimate. While Mike Mussina, Chien-Ming Wang and Andy Pettitte worked their way through a 45-pitch effort that included curveballs for the first time, Guidry’s eyes were trained on Kei Igawa and Carl Pavano.
Anybody who has been paying attention knows they are the question marks of a questionable rotation that can’t be expected to be aided by Phil Hughes just yet.
“I spend more time looking at Igawa and Pavano,’’ Guidry said.
While Hughes is the key to the Yankees future _ he has to be more like Pettitte than Ryan Bradley _ Igawa and Pavano hold the key to this season. Healthy and productive they provide back-of-the-rotation stability. Unproductive and say hello to Jeff Karstens and Darrell Rasner. They are perfect in their insurance roles but who knows what they would do when counted on regularly.