It looks to be a nice change from all the usual drama that comes with being a Yankee and playing in New York. Sometimes you forget why the team is in Tampa in the first place.
Colon showed up to camp, which has been a problem for the 2005 CY Young winner in the past. He came in 25 pounds heavier, which is almost unimaginable considering he has never been accused of being skinny prior.
Colon hasn’t pitched in over two years for a Major League team, but has been playing in the Dominican League over the winter.
Here is the rest of the pitching order:
Saturday vs. Phillies: Bartolo Colon
Sunday at Phillies: Ivan Nova
Monday at Tigers: CC Sabathia
Tuesday at Pirates: A.J. Burnett
Wednesday vs. Astros: Phil Hughes
Thursday at Rays: Freddy Garcia
The press is already starting World War III against the Bombers, asking Girardi why Burnett is behind Sabathia and not Hughes.
I would more concerned with why Colon is starting, but Girardi stated it was because he had been pitching the most recently. This is the same Colon that cannot partake in drills because he is so out-of-shape, right?
For crying out loud, it is just Spring Training and even I am guilty of acting as if this is the Yankees post-season rotation. Continue reading ‘New York Yankees: Finally Baseball Starts On Saturday’ »