Joe Girardi revealed his rotation today, stating that it would go Sabathia, Wang, Burnett, Pettitte, and Chamberlain. This seems like the right move, as he alternates his power type guys with his guys that depend more on breaking stuff, thereby giving teams different looks in a three game series no matter how the pitching...
This courtesy of SI.com columnist Jeff Pearlman:
1. Boston Red Sox—Oddly, I like their moves more than the Yankees. Penny and Smoltz could easily win more games than Sabathia and Burnett.
2. Tampa Bay Rays—I smell a letdown. But not a huge one.
3. New York Yankees—They’re becoming the 1980s version of themselves,...
Here’s the rotation for the first week of exhibition games (via PA).
Wednesday at Toronto: Brett Tomko
Thursday vs. Tampa: Phil Hughes
Friday at Minnesota: Ian Kennedy
Saturday vs. Minnesota: Joba Chamberlain
The WBC rosters have been finalized.
However, how are Jose Veras and Edwar Ramirez playing for the DR? I thought they both opted out (neither of them knew that they were on the provisional roster)? Plus, Edwar is injured, so I don’t know how that effects things, either.
In addition, Damaso Marte is...
[image title="BRACKMAN3.SP.101206.RTW" size="full" id="1085" align="right" alt="Photo Credit: NY Sun" ]The Yankees drafted 6’10” right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Brackman in 2o07 with their 30th overall draft pick, and he immediately underwent Tommy John surgery after signing a major league contract and being added to the 40-man roster. After a year of rehab, Brackman is finally going...
Kat O’Brien did an interview with AJ Burnett, and there were some interesting nuggets in it. Burnett has plenty of confidence, but understands the doubts that people have about his ability to stay healthy. He credits his relationship with Roy Halladay in helping learn how to best take care of his body. He also...