If Hughes has an issue the stankees can always turn to AJ Burnett, or Bartolo Colon, or Freddie Garcia. The stankee fans can beat their chests all they want after the sox spit the bit this weekend but frankly I wouldn't be too cocky with these jokers towing the rubber in the bronx this summer!
Posted by william93063
I think the Yankees will be O.K. on the mound.
They also have a plan in place to fully utilize the Yankees Triple A starting staff with legite prospects. They have David Phelps, Hector Noesi, Adam Warren, D.J. Mitchell, and Andrew Brackman lined up. Not a retread among them.
They do have another retread possibilty if Kevin Millwood is to find something left in his tank after his extended spring training routine. Come mid summer, I believe a guy named Andy Pettitte will be bitting at the bit to get back on the mound.
By mid summer, the world will also know if Manny Banuelos is on track to live up to very high expectations. The kid impressed mightily in spring.
Overall, the odds of the Yankees enjoying another trip to the postseason are reasonable enough.
Having said that, with Baltimore and Toronto all beefed up, those 72 games scheduled against AL East opponents looks tougher than ever.
If they need help beyond what they have stored, they are loaded with highly regarded catchers throughout their minor league system. Trade bait is available.