Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More on Mussina

Geez, it looks like after all these years, I'm finally in tune with the Yankees braintrust. Per my speculation, and others as well, the Yankees appear to be dropping Mussina from the rotation in favor of Ian Kennedy, a rookie, who pitched in college last year and has successfully moved up the minor league chain this year. This gives the Yankees three such pitchers on their roster, although Philip Hughes, who didn't go to college, has actually been in the minors a bit longer.

Anyhow, as I've said before, the old pitchers weren't getting it done, so it's time to call on the kids. This is a great sign, and the Yankees have talent similar to the early 1990s Braves when the developed Gavine, Smoltz, and a kid named Avery. Avery burned out, but the other two were solid, and still are in fact, for a long time. Let's hope the Yankees continue to be cautious with the young arms, as winning now would be nice, but having a solid core of your staff in place for the next 10 years would be even nicer.

Oh yeah, 45-year-old Roger Clemens goes against the Bosox tonight. At least we're at home.


DocTorDee said...

Don't give up on Mussina yet; I like the way he's pitching.

Ralph said...

I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I'll go with it.



DocTorDee said...

It's a balance thing: The Yankees typically seem to score lots of runs, so it seems to me that they should also give up lots of runs.

That makes that game more interesting, doesn't it?