It is no secret that the New York Yankees are winning the biggest losers contest by a landslide this off-season.
As they cross their fingers hoping Andy Pettitte sends word he wants to play, the waiting is making things look less hopeful.
“He’s not in it. He’s told me not to rely on him, so I’m focusing on what he’s told us.”
Not great news….but let’s look at the situation for what it really is, as the Yankees head into the New Year:
Off-Season Pitchers Who Passed:
- Cliff Lee brought his talents back to the Phillies.
- Zach Greinke wasn’t worth the price, as the Royals tacked on serious demands.
- Veteran and member of the Yankee core-four, Andy Pettitte has turned into as subtle version of Brett Favre.
- Felix Hernandez would rather stay on the Mariners than pitch in the Bronx, as the Yankees are in his no-trade list.
- Marlins Josh Johnson was a long shot, but worth a try.
Outlook Heading Into New Year
The Yankees are not accustomed to leaving gaping holes open via rejection.
So, don’t think for a minute this was Plan B, as Brain Cashman had one plan and it was Cliff Lee.
Now it is look internally or bust to complete the gaping hole in their starting rotation. Continue reading ‘MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees Are Pitching With What They Got Not By Choice’ »