• Phil Hughes Not Phooling Anyone In Fenway Today

    Posted by on April 8th, 2011 · Comments (13)

    At this rate, Joe Girardi could sub Charlie Wonsowicz in for Hughes and get the same results.

    Comments on Phil Hughes Not Phooling Anyone In Fenway Today

    1. clintfsu813
      April 8th, 2011 | 2:03 pm

      Geez..this guy. I just haven’t seen anything positive outta him. I know its early, but he looks awful.

    2. YankCrank
      April 8th, 2011 | 2:37 pm

      A-Rod = Beast

    3. April 8th, 2011 | 2:47 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      A-Rod = Beast

      Half beast, half man, as in a centaur, in his own mind.

    4. YankCrank
      April 8th, 2011 | 3:18 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      YankCrank wrote:
      A-Rod = Beast
      Half beast, half man, as in a centaur, in his own mind.

      Haha, well done. :)

    5. Evan3457
      April 8th, 2011 | 4:19 pm

      Hughes may have to switch with Colon for a couple of turns, and work things out in long relief.

    6. April 8th, 2011 | 4:25 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Hughes may have to switch with Colon for a couple of turns, and work things out in long relief.

      I’d send him to AAA at this point.

    7. Evan3457
      April 8th, 2011 | 5:31 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Hughes may have to switch with Colon for a couple of turns, and work things out in long relief.
      I’d send him to AAA at this point.

      1) After 2 starts? That’s a little drastic, isn’t it?
      2) With Mitre gone, who replaces Colon as long man? Hughes isn’t going to be the only starter to get knocked out early this year.

      No, the correct solution is to give him another start or two, using Colon as his shadow starter if he gets knocked out early to keep Colon’s pitchcount up, and let Hughes build up arm strength in long relief while he keeps working with Rothschild.

      You don’t send a guy down who was in your rotation all last year after two bad games. Not even if you’re the Yankees.

    8. JeremyM
      April 8th, 2011 | 6:02 pm

      Phil must have went to the “Home Run” Javy Vazquez school of pitching some time around last year’s All-Star break.

    9. ken
      April 8th, 2011 | 7:27 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Steve Lombardi wrote:
      Evan3457 wrote:
      Hughes may have to switch with Colon for a couple of turns, and work things out in long relief.
      I’d send him to AAA at this point.
      1) After 2 starts? That’s a little drastic, isn’t it?

      Not drastic if you consider 2nd half of last season. This is what he has become.

    10. 77yankees
      April 8th, 2011 | 7:36 pm

      Maybe now they can trade him and Joba for Johan Santana……

      Oh, never mind.

    11. LMJ229
      April 8th, 2011 | 9:30 pm

      There has got to be something wrong with Phil Hughes. You just don’t lose velocity that fast at his age. He’s only 24 for God’s sake! I’d give him 1-2 more starts, if he isn’t any better, let him work out of the pen to get his confidence (and hopefully his velocity) back. This is so disappointing :(

    12. LMJ229
      April 8th, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      ken wrote:

      Not drastic if you consider 2nd half of last season. This is what he has become.

      God, I hope you’re wrong! They have been touting this guy’s ability for years now. If he is a bust, that would really suck. We could have used him as a bargaining chip in several valuable trades.

    13. April 8th, 2011 | 11:41 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:

      I think you are right Steve. This isn’t about being behind at this point, or a problem with his delivery, something is wrong. Hughes has been on a downward spiral since last June. Maybe it’s physical, maybe mental, but he can’t go out and continue to turn efforts in like this.

      Hughes has become a real enigma around the Yankees, 2009, lights out as the 8th inning guy until he loses it a few weeks before the end of the season. He becomes a starter in 2010, lights out until we get into June, then all of a sudden he becomes nothing more than a very mediocre righthander.

      I don’t know if anything can be accomplished by giving him another start at the major league level. Have him evaluated and if everything appears OK physically, send him to triple A and let him pitch. I don’t think there is a simple answer here.

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