Via Pete Caldera –
Brian Cashman told us at the Winter Meetings that his priority was, “pitching, pitching, pitching.’’ So far he’s acquired “pitching,’’ in the form of Andy Pettitte. Comes now, word from Jorge Posada, who believes the Yankees need more.
“We have to try to get one more starter. I think that Cashman knows it. I think it’s a priority for us,’’ Posada told Sweeny Murti and Ed Coleman today on WFAN Radio. “Hopefully, we can get that.’‘
Posada seemed to indicate that Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes aren’t ready to fully anchor the Nos. 4-5 slots in the Yankee rotation. The point is, both young pitchers have had success in the big leagues – but only as relievers. So, the Yanks could use another veteran starter on a short-term deal to either provide insurance or a better option for the rotation – one that would allow Chamberlain or Hughes (probably Chamberlain) to be utilized in the 8th-inning role.
Remember, Posada was the one who said the club needed an ace heading into the 2008 season, and watched the club finish third.
Hey, the heck with “D.H.” – maybe the Yankees should make Posada their “G.M.” this season?