• Have The Twins Fixed Phil Hughes?

    Posted by on May 29th, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Wouldn’t that be a kick in the pants?

    Comments on Have The Twins Fixed Phil Hughes?

    1. EHawk
      May 29th, 2014 | 11:02 am

      It was never about his talent…it was whether or not he had the stuff to be able to pitch in NY and clearly he did not. Some have it and some don’t. We would see glimpses of it when he was with the Yanks but he could never put it all together. I think Yankee Stadium was his house of horrors as well. Its a death trap for most fly ball pitchers. I always liked him as a person and wish him the best except when playing the Yanks!

    2. #15
      May 29th, 2014 | 5:02 pm

      I still think the guy and his stuff were best aligned with an 8th inning set up role.

      I wouldn’t want him back as a starter or for the contract the Twins gave him.

      That being said, it doesn’t make the Yankee pitching coaches like good.

      But, middling performers sometimes improve with a change in scenary… in all walks of life. Seems to have helped Joba too. I also wouldn’t want him back.

    3. Evan3457
      May 29th, 2014 | 11:46 pm

      EHawk wrote:

      It was never about his talent…it was whether or not he had the stuff to be able to pitch in NY and clearly he did not. Some have it and some don’t. We would see glimpses of it when he was with the Yanks but he could never put it all together. I think Yankee Stadium was his house of horrors as well. Its a death trap for most fly ball pitchers. I always liked him as a person and wish him the best except when playing the Yanks!

      It’s also about being in a ballpark that is terrible for his skill set. For the Yankees…

      At home: 70 starts, 379 2/3 innings, 5.10 ERA
      On the road: 62 starts, 346 1/3 innings, 4.13 ERA

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