• Yankees Starting Pitchers Since The All-Star Break

    Posted by on September 19th, 2011 · Comments (9)

    Here are the numbers:

    Player Games GS W L ERA
    Ivan Nova 9 9 7 0 3.32
    CC Sabathia 12 12 6 4 3.52
    Bartolo Colon 12 12 2 5 4.64
    Phil Hughes 11 10 5 3 4.76
    Freddy Garcia 9 9 4 2 4.99
    A.J. Burnett 11 11 2 4 7.32

    Pretty safe to say that Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia have come back down to earth, eh? So, are they still “Great finds by Cashman?”

    In any event, Burnett still sucks – no matter what he does today. And, Phil Hughes cannot be trusted. More and more…I don’t see how Ivan Nova cannot be starting Game 2 of the ALDS for the Yankees.

    Comments on Yankees Starting Pitchers Since The All-Star Break

    1. Greg H.
      September 19th, 2011 | 11:56 am

      Colon and Garcia were definitely great signings for Cashman and both have contributed way more than expected. It’s no secret that the Yanks starters are their weakest point. After CC & Nova, it’s anyone’s guess who gets the ball and what he does with it. It appears that they’re still auditioning for a playoff start this week.

      Luckily, the bullpen is stronger than most (except maybe Atlanta) and the lineup is the strongest – if they have good at bats. Most of the playoff teams are equally flawed, except the Phillies, and the contrarian in me says that for some reason they don’t win the whole thing this year.

    2. September 19th, 2011 | 12:24 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      Colon and Garcia were definitely great signings for Cashman

      How could two guys who (together) made 21 starts in the 2nd half of the season with an ERA near 5 be “great”?

    3. Raf
      September 19th, 2011 | 5:32 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      How could two guys who (together) made 21 starts in the 2nd half of the season with an ERA near 5 be “great”?

      How’d they do in the first half?

    4. Garcia
      September 19th, 2011 | 9:47 pm

      I love how you are sharpening all your knives, getting them ready just in case the Yanks get bounced in the ALDS/ALCS.

      I can’t wait till I see the post with the hyperlink stating: “Didn’t I tell you”. Yes, we all know you are the smartest one of them all.

    5. Evan3457
      September 19th, 2011 | 10:44 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Greg H. wrote:
      Colon and Garcia were definitely great signings for Cashman
      How could two guys who (together) made 21 starts in the 2nd half of the season with an ERA near 5 be “great”?

      Because without them, the Yanks are nowhere near where they are right now, 5 games up, on their way to a divisional title, and because they were very cheap siginings, and because there were few, if any, teams who bid seriously against the Yanks.

    6. LMJ229
      September 19th, 2011 | 10:57 pm

      Colon and Garcia were a huge part of the Yankees success this year. If you want to bash Cashman, then bash him for AJ, Feliciano and Marte. He is much more deserving of criticism for those three busts.

    7. Baseball Guy
      September 20th, 2011 | 4:32 am

      This is why this site can be so frustrating to read. Steve, you are a smart man with excellent skills, yet you have back-to-back posts:

      “If the Yankees lose a bunch of games this week, then…”

      “Colon and Garcia haven’t been great since the All-Star Break so Cashman isn’t any good…”

      There’s about 10 games left in the season. The Yankees are the only American League team with 90+ wins… they have a very comfortable lead in the standings and will be going to the post season. And all I see from this site is how terrible they are – or might be – and how Cashman is always doing a bad job.

      It gets old to see different variations on the same old theme day after day, week after week at this site.

    8. September 20th, 2011 | 11:34 am

      Raf wrote:

      How’d they do in the first half?

      How did the Boston Red Sox do in the first half of this season? Does that make them a great team?

    9. Raf
      September 20th, 2011 | 12:33 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      How did the Boston Red Sox do in the first half of this season? Does that make them a great team?

      Puts even more emphasis on what Cashman and the Yankees have done thus far, right? After all the hand wringing and complaining, here we are on Sept 20 with the Yankees with the best record in the AL.

      Go back and read what was written during the previous offseason :D

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