(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)
Cue the John Cena music, because Phil Hughes‘ time is up and his time is now. In his 7-year professional career, Hughes has been a 1st-round draft pick, a top-flight Yankee prospect, a top 5 blue chip prospect in all of baseball, a future ace, a promising young arm, an injury-prone question mark, a dominant reliever, an encouraging project, an out-of-shape failure, and now a solid middle-of-the-rotation contributor. He’s had enough ups and downs, changes to his role and pitching style, and injury problems to last an entire career and yet he’s still only 26 years old. Hughes has bounced back nicely in 2012 after last year’s disaster, and he now finds himself rapidly approaching a crossroads in his career path as it relates to being a New York Yankee.
If the playoffs started today, Hughes would be the no-doubt 3rd starter for the Yankees. … Click here to read the rest