Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Who Will Save the Yankees?

Yeah, they'll win a bunch of 10-9 games and hang around the AL East race for a while. But when it comes crunch time, who will rescue them?

Mike Mussina is done. He hasn't aged well, and he's been inconsistent these past few years. Occasionally he'll throw a gem and we'll think that he's back and the Moose we saw as an Oriole many moons ago, but then he'll give you a stinker, making you realize that they Junkees would be better off with their AA guys, considering that they do the same job at a fraction of the price.

And let's not even talk about Pavano.

Which leads me to believe that the Junkees will make a play for Roger Clemens. They'll need him not just for PR, but to actually make the postseason. But even with Clemens, who knows if he'll regain his form pitching in the AL East.

So the Junkees, as far as pitching goes, are screwed. Their only hope is that a team falls out of contention and are willing to trade a veteran. Otherwise, Derek Jeter will be playing golf in early October.

1 comment:

Manny Ortiz said...

Last year, Abreu saved the Yankees. He turned their season around. And in '05, our buddies at BALCO did the trick with Juice-on Giambi.

This year, the Yankees will make Clemens an offer he can't refuse. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get $30 million.