Jonas Schwartz and Scott Ferrall, yesterday on SNY’s WheelHouse, discuss Phil Hughes injury situation and Ian Kennedy’s fat pitches – and debate which is the bigger disappointment. Here’s the video:
Ferrall asks the right question for me: “How in God’s name did this guy crack a rib pitching?” (I still think there’s a story there yet to be told.)
For Kennedy, it has really turned into open season on his “stuff.” In addition to the WheelHouse guys, on WFAN this afternoon, Mike and The Mad Dog, as well as some callers, were directly questioning whether or not Ian’s stuff is good enough to retire big league batters.
Me? I think that Kennedy, if this season doesn’t fry him, still has a chance to be a major league pitcher. Hey, he might only be as good as a Bob Tewksbury type pitcher – but, that’s still a big league hurler.
But, it may take two or three years for Ian to figure it all out. And, if it does take that long, when he finds it, he will not be pitching for the Yankees.