• Ian Kennedy 2009

    Posted by on December 16th, 2008 · Comments (8)

    The 21st overall pick in the 2006 draft, Ian Kennedy found himself in the majors the next season. He has shown great skill in the minors. However, in 2008, Kennedy was brutal in New York – showing poor command of average stuff. Further, some believe the Yankees have soured on his attitude. Ian’s a long-shot to have a role with the Yankees in 2009 (at this point). And, if the Yankees sign another free agent starter this off-season, that shot will get even longer.

    Comments on Ian Kennedy 2009

    1. deadrody
      December 16th, 2008 | 11:42 pm

      Thank you, Captain Obvious.

    2. Raf
      December 16th, 2008 | 11:55 pm

      Ian’s a long-shot to have a role with the Yankees in 2009 (at this point).
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      I doubt it. If he has a good spring, and performs well with SWB, he’ll get the call. Provided he isn’t hurt or traded, we’ll see Kennedy in ’09.

    3. Tex Antoine
      December 17th, 2008 | 7:30 am

      If he has a good spring, and performs well with SWB, he’ll get the call. Provided he isn’t hurt or traded

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      So on those four conditions, we’ll see him. Sounds like we won’t see him.

    4. Scout
      December 17th, 2008 | 7:45 am

      I am pulling for Kennedy to have a big bounce-back season — mostly to boost his trade value so he can be used to bring back somethign the team needs in the stretch run. He could easily become the team’s most useful exchange asset.

    5. Justin
      December 17th, 2008 | 7:49 am

      So on those four conditions, we’ll see him. Sounds like we won’t see him.
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      How do you figure? I don’t think he needs to have a particularly good spring; he’s almost certain to have good numbers in Scranton; he’s doesn’t have a major injury history; and there’s no rumors of a trade with him involved. Sounds like we’ll see him to me.

      Further, I’m not inclined to just give up on 24 year old pitchers when their minor league numbers are as good as Kennedy’s are. He’s going to be a major league pitcher at some point.

    6. Raf
      December 17th, 2008 | 12:28 pm

      Sounds like we won’t see him.
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      Barring trade or injury, you will.

    7. Tex Antoine
      December 17th, 2008 | 2:23 pm

      So now we’re down to two conditions. Before it was four. You’ll have him in the Opening Day rotation by dinnertime.

    8. Raf
      December 17th, 2008 | 3:31 pm

      Just piggybacking on Justin’s comment. Fact of the matter is, unless something happens where Kennedy is unable to pitch, he will pitch for the Yankees in 2009. Especially considering the injury history of Hughes & Burnett and the possible innings limits for Hughes & Chamberlain.

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