• Concerned About Hughes, Yanks Ink Carlos Silva

    Posted by on April 9th, 2011 · Comments (13)

    Via Jack Curry of the YES Network –

    When Silva was released by Cubs, the Yankees initially weren’t interested. But, with Hughes struggling, Yanks will take look at Silva

    Silva, it’s the new Esteban Loaiza.

    Comments on Concerned About Hughes, Yanks Ink Carlos Silva

    1. Raf
      April 9th, 2011 | 6:14 pm

      And Kevin Millwood?

    2. April 9th, 2011 | 6:41 pm

      Just imagine when the Yankees starting rotation is CC, Millwood, Colon, Garcia and Silva later this year…

      Yes, I’m kidding.

    3. 77yankees
      April 9th, 2011 | 7:23 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Just imagine when the Yankees starting rotation is CC, Millwood, Colon, Garcia and Silva later this year…

      I LOVE that rotation!!! I wish I was still managing.

      Signed, Joe Torre

    4. Raf
      April 9th, 2011 | 7:29 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Just imagine when the Yankees starting rotation is CC, Millwood, Colon, Garcia and Silva later this year…
      Yes, I’m kidding.

      Hey, stranger things have happened.

    5. LMJ229
      April 9th, 2011 | 8:45 pm

      Just another example of Cashman’s “throw them up against the wall and see who sticks” philosophy and further testament to the organization’s inability to develop starters with any type of staying power.

    6. gphunt
      April 9th, 2011 | 9:17 pm

      @ LMJ229:
      I’m sure Rothschild had a little bit to do with it…

    7. LMJ229
      April 9th, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      @ gphunt:
      True, let’s hope he can work his magic.

    8. KPOcala
      April 9th, 2011 | 11:06 pm

      What happened to that hard biting curve that Hughes threw a few years ago? Last year I rarely saw it, and now he no longer has it. That, coupled w/ the lost velocity may very well be indicative of an impingment in his shoulder that he’s trying to work around. I’m no doctor,not even on television. However, these are symptoms I’ve heard dozens of times over the last 40 years ‘after the fact’ of a shoulder blow-out. Let’s hope that Cashman yanks him from the mound and into a few MRI tubes before it goes “POP”…

    9. KPOcala
      April 9th, 2011 | 11:09 pm

      BTW, would it destroy ManBam’s career if he took a few turns in the rotation while Hughes is being illuminated and tinkered with?

    10. Evan3457
      April 9th, 2011 | 11:58 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      BTW, would it destroy ManBam’s career if he took a few turns in the rotation while Hughes is being illuminated and tinkered with?

      Actually, yes, it could.

    11. MJ Recanati
      April 11th, 2011 | 11:09 am

      LMJ229 wrote:

      Just another example of Cashman’s “throw them up against the wall and see who sticks” philosophy…

      Every single GM has the same philosophy. If they didn’t, you wouldn’t see any veterans in baseball any longer. It’s a perfectly sensible strategy to collect a bunch of players that have MLB experience and see if you can catch lightning in a bottle.

      LMJ229 wrote:

      …and further testament to the organization’s inability to develop starters with any type of staying power.

      Most teams have a very real need to develop all of their starting pitching in house. The Yankees can afford to mix free agency and homegrown players into their rotation and often use lower-ceiling starters as trade bait to acquire talent for the rotation and for other positions of need.

      Ideally the Yankees would turn out a #1 starter every year from their farm system but that’s just not realistic. In the meantime, it’s still far too early to conclude that Hughes’s career is over so there’s no point in talking about how Hughes is just another failed Yankee prospect.

    12. Raf
      April 11th, 2011 | 12:55 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      The Yankees can afford to mix free agency and homegrown players into their rotation

      More often than not, they’ve gone this route. The Yanks tend to fill their pitching needs from outside the organization. It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

    13. KPOcala
      April 11th, 2011 | 2:49 pm

      @ Evan3457:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbZEkFLXh9Y

      The above is what I think about all this “risk aversion”….gotta roll ‘em sometimes….

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