So, this is what it has come down to, in Yankeeland, eh?
What’s “this” you want to know?
You know…speculation about the Yankees looking at acquiring starting pitchers such as Wandy Rodriguez, Freddy Garcia, Gil Meche, Ben Sheets, Kevin Millwood, et al.
Yeah, that’s what happens when you need two starting pitchers for your rotation…this late in the game.
Of course, getting Andy Pettitte to return for another season would be a huge plus here. But, what are the odds of that happening now?
Therefore, this is why I find myself thinking about Darrell Rasner, Sidney Ponson, Shawn Chacon, Aaron Small, Dustin Moseley, Cory Lidle, Kei Igawa, Chad Gaudin, Esteban Loaiza, Tanyon Sturtze and Dan Giese today – and wondering what reject/retread Brian Cashman is going to use to fill in his rotation this season. And, you know he’s going to do it – as he’s stated in the past that your fourth and fifth starters can always be addressed in-season, if needed. (Remember when he said that the plans to go with Hughes and Kennedy in 2008 were low risk because they were just the back-end of the rotation?) Then again, they already have Sergio Mitre and Buddy Carlyle signed to contracts for this coming season…so…maybe that’s Cashman’s answer already?
Oh, that’s just wonderful…