• Phil Hughes Sets A Yankees Record!

    Posted by on September 25th, 2013 · Comments (8)

    Tonight was Hughes’ 14th start this season in which he lasted fewer than five innings, the most of any Yankees pitcher in a season since 1916.

    Comments on Phil Hughes Sets A Yankees Record!

    1. #15
      September 26th, 2013 | 10:05 am

      Farewell Softie.

      Hughes seems like a decent guy and I don’t wish for bad things for him. Never ran from his performance. No clubhouse, on-field or off-field sideshows (unlike Joba the Jester); but, the guy lacked some combination of: stuff, grit, desire, intensity, guidance, drive, etc…. He couldn’t get batters off his fastball, and his curveball was, apparently very “findable” out of his hand. He chewed up a lot of starts, with awful results and collateral damage to the bull pen, that the Yankees could have used to evaluate other starting pitcher options. I think he’s a 2 inning relief guy at this point, and maybe could work himself into a set-up man role (in a big, flyball friendly ballpark). Hope he does it somewhere else.

    2. Garcia
      September 26th, 2013 | 10:27 am

      Well said #15, agree completely.
      I don’t wish bad things on him, though, I’d like for him to get his money but still continue to suck. Is that still wishing bad things for him?

    3. MJ Recanati
      September 26th, 2013 | 1:25 pm

      #15 wrote:

      I think he’s a 2 inning relief guy at this point, and maybe could work himself into a set-up man role (in a big, flyball friendly ballpark).

      I think he can still start, provided that he pitches in a pitcher-friendly park. He’s got the velocity and the movement to be a starter; obviously his stuff plays up in relief (as is the case with every pitcher that has the talent to start).

    4. Mr. October
      September 26th, 2013 | 2:04 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I think he can still start, provided that he pitches in a pitcher-friendly park.

      What about Yellowstone?

    5. MJ Recanati
      September 26th, 2013 | 2:50 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      What about Yellowstone?

      That was a legitimately funny one-liner.

    6. Mr. October
      September 26th, 2013 | 3:04 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      That was a legitimately funny one-liner.

      I meant well.

    7. MJ Recanati
      September 26th, 2013 | 3:21 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      I meant well.

      You and the seven other names you post under have a really creepy obsession with Brian Cashman’s sex life. Why is that?

    8. Mr. October
      October 22nd, 2013 | 3:12 pm

      Hughes to S.D.? Not so fast

      “here has been an assumption that Hughes will end up on a National League team with a big ballpark, ideally located in his home state of California. Based on these factors, a lot of people in baseball have pointed to San Diego as a landing spot for the 27-year-old pitcher.

      Not so fast.

      A source familiar with San Diego’s thinking said the Padres are not enamored with Hughes after his 4-14, 5.19 ERA performance in 2013. Anyone who has covered Hughes could only come away with the impression that he is a good guy and a stand-up guy, but the source said there is a question about his work ethic.

      The source said that if Hughes couldn’t fully commit in New York, what would make him take it up a notch in a place like San Diego? Plus, the Padres are encouraged by their starting pitching, the source said. The source added while the Padres are leaning against Hughes, he warned that they are just starting their final plans for the offseason and, although unlikely, could pivot.

      Hughes’ season was so poor that the Yankees are unable to give him a qualifying offer of $14.1 million out of fear he would take it. Thus, [Cashman] will not receive a draft pick when Hughes leaves.

      http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/yankees/post/_/id/66312/hughes-to-sd-not-so-fast

      LOL. What a shame Cashman lost that draft pick…

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