April 9, 2007
GEORGE WILL BE RIGHT THIS TIME:
ROTATION A FLOP FIRST TIME THROUGH ( JOEL SHERMAN, April 9, 2007, NY Post)
The best thing you can say for the Yankee starters at this point is there are still 157 games to go. That might be the worst thing, as well.
"The bottom line is the first week was not good; guilty as charged," GM Brian Cashman said. "I am not happy with it, but I believe it will get better."
Here is how that might happen: Chien-Ming Wang gets healthy to join the rotation in late April, Phil Hughes gets promoted in late May, and Roger Clemens signs and is ready to pitch in late June.
With Cashman and Torre both about to be fired there's zero chance of Hughes staying at AAA into May. Roger, meanwhile, is in such a great bargaining position that he can ask for and get $30 million for four months, but if the Yanks don't sign him soon he's unlikely to want to board a sinking ship. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 9, 2007 3:43 PM