Sooner or later the Yankees need figure out what they want to do with Mussina
Moose's stuff has not looked good this season. Moose might have the advantage the first time around, but the second time, he will get hit. He puts a burden on the bullpen by not going deep into games, and puts the offense in a hole before you can blink an eye. Lets face it, this guy can't hack it anymore, especially in the AL East. Major League hitters can hit 84 mph fastballs.
We can wait out the season and let him walk at the end of the year, but we will be just hurting the team doing so. In regards to this thread being reactionary, Moose has been bad for almost 2 years now.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 04-17-2008 at 08:38 PM.
As a Yankees/Red Sox hater (bitter Expos fan), I'm about as objective as they come on this topic. Living in Vermont, I listen to or watch tons of Red Sox and Yankees games. Moose is done. He's had a great career, but the Yankees need to move on.
Joba's ready to start, the fans aren't ready for Joba. I watched 4 of Jobas spring outings. The fans don't understand that Joba is not invisible. They think he is untouchable, and he is for an inning or two. But when he's out there throwing more then his fastball he is hittable, but is also very good. Joba is ready now, I can garentee it, he spent many of spring training innings working out the kinks, and it wasn't that long ago.
However its a big decision on the Yankees part because he is so lights out in the 8th and 9th.
I just wish Horne and Brackman weren't rehabbing. I know it takes time, but Brackman is partying at the same bar I go to every Saturday. Wish dudes were healthy...
I think the better question here Sean is what are the Yanks going to do about Hughes?
The kid has given up 11 earned runs in only 11 innings pitched (era of 9.00) and worse off he has allowed 24 base runners in only 11 innings (16 hits and 8 walks).
Even worse yet he has only pitched 3.0 and 2.0 innings in his last two starts so he is absolutely destroying the Yanks bullpen thus hurting the team additionally on nights even when he is not out there getting rocked.
This kid will be the biggest bust in Yankees history. Period.