• The Next Six Days In Yankeeland

    Posted by on July 25th, 2011 · Comments (8)

    The more I think about it, the more shocked I will be to see the Yankees pick up a quality starting pitcher between now and month end.  I just don’t see it happening.  So, when the post-season starts this year, it will be CC in Game 1 and then, probably, Colon in Game 2.  And, then the debate begins on Hughes or Burnett for Game 3.  Ugh.

    Comments on The Next Six Days In Yankeeland

    1. redbug
      July 25th, 2011 | 6:09 pm

      “ugh”

      Agreed

    2. Raf
      July 25th, 2011 | 6:16 pm

      Why not Garcia in game 3? Who’s to say Hughes won’t have ironed out his issues by then? Also Nova may be with the club by then. Burnett could go on a short leash, or he may start game 2 depending on the opponent.

      The ALDS opponent would be the Rangers, I think. That Burnett struggled against them last ALCS doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll struggle against them in the ALDS this year. What if he’s matched up against their #3 or 4?

    3. July 25th, 2011 | 6:42 pm

      This won’t happen, but really the Yanks might be better served being sellers than buyers. This is not a championship rotation, not by a country mile. The line-up is almost as much of a problem. Posada has been a bust at DH. Martin stopped hitting for the most part. Swisher doesn’t hit in the postseason, Gardner has no power and who knows what to expect with Jeter. Texas or Boston could polish the Yanks off in a postseason series easy.

    4. Corey Italiano
      July 25th, 2011 | 7:10 pm

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      This won’t happen, but really the Yanks might be better served being sellers than buyers. This is not a championship rotation, not by a country mile.

      This is absurd.

      The Cardinals won the 2006 World Series riding Jeff Weavers back.

    5. LMJ229
      July 25th, 2011 | 11:21 pm

      The thing is, there is no real difference maker on the market. We don’t want to trade our best prospects for an average to above average rental player. So I would agree with Steve. I don’t see us trading for a starting pitcher unless we really fleece some team that is looking to dump salary.

    6. LMJ229
      July 25th, 2011 | 11:27 pm

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      This won’t happen, but really the Yanks might be better served being sellers than buyers. This is not a championship rotation, not by a country mile. The line-up is almost as much of a problem. Posada has been a bust at DH. Martin stopped hitting for the most part. Swisher doesn’t hit in the postseason, Gardner has no power and who knows what to expect with Jeter. Texas or Boston could polish the Yanks off in a postseason series easy.

      I agree. The Yankees, as currently constructed, would be serious underdogs in a series against the Red Sox or the Phillies. I think we could beat Texas though. But hey, as Corey pointed out, you never know. That’s why they play the games.

    7. Raf
      July 26th, 2011 | 12:42 am

      The sky was falling when Lee didn’t sign and Pettitte retired.
      The sky was falling when the Yanks went with Colon and Garcia
      The sky is falling now that Hughes & AJ are slumping.
      The pitching is doing better than everyone is expected and now we’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.

      Last year’s rotation was good enough to make it to the ALCS. The season prior, they won it all with the same rotation. This year’s starters are 5th in the league in R/G (OAK-TBR-MIN-TEX)

      I’ll reserve judgement until the season’s over. ;)

    8. bags
      July 26th, 2011 | 9:57 am

      @ Raf:

      haha. thanks raf. well put.

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