Last season, Phil Hughes, the favorite blogger of many Yankees fans, made 21 starts and threw 110 inings. (This includes his combined time in the minors.)
In 2006, combined, Hughes made 26 starts and threw 146 innings.
Based on the last two years, what’s a reasonable expectation to have for Phil in 2008, in terms of starts and innings? Would it be a reach to say he can make 30 starts for the Yankees in 2008 and throw 165 innings?
As Archie Bunker once said to Barney Hefner, about a hypothetical situation involving Hefner’s dog, Rusty: “You could be happy with that, right, Barney?”