Hughes denied win, but Abreu's slam lifts Yankees

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Joe Girardi said that Phil Hughes didn't need a win to give him peace of mind going into the offseason. Full Story
Phil Hughes

Bronx, NY

#1 Sep 24, 2008
I want to thank Carl Pavano for taking me under his wing and showing me how you can earn millions in the major leagues without ever having to actually pitch by going from one stay on the DL to the next.
Joe

Albany, NY

#2 Sep 24, 2008
Just what we need...another overpaid, overrated, injury-prone pitcher.
Jim

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Sep 24, 2008
It was a good way to finish his season, however, he will have to win a spot in the rotation for '09. He had his chance when he was handed a spot for '08 and didn't take advantage of it. He's young and I think he has a bright future but he'll have to work real hard and earn it!
John S Mosby

Lindenhurst, NY

#4 Sep 24, 2008
Abreu is consistent and provides protection to A-Rod in the line-up.
Look at the back of his bubble-gum card and it's an indication of what he can produce. He's got a good arm. It would be nice if he would make a better effort to patrol the outfield and showed less fear of the wall. To his credit, he does bust it down the line to leg out base hits. I hope that they sign him, convert Posada to first base, and dump the overpriced and underproductive Giambino.

“YANKS 27 Time World Champions”

Since: Feb 08

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#5 Sep 25, 2008
Jim wrote:
It was a good way to finish his season, however, he will have to win a spot in the rotation for '09. He had his chance when he was handed a spot for '08 and didn't take advantage of it. He's young and I think he has a bright future but he'll have to work real hard and earn it!
Still wish the Yanks made that Santana trade..You know he wins at least 15..and they would be going to the playoffs...

“YANKS 27 Time World Champions”

Since: Feb 08

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#6 Sep 25, 2008
John S Mosby wrote:
Abreu is consistent and provides protection to A-Rod in the line-up.
Look at the back of his bubble-gum card and it's an indication of what he can produce. He's got a good arm. It would be nice if he would make a better effort to patrol the outfield and showed less fear of the wall. To his credit, he does bust it down the line to leg out base hits. I hope that they sign him, convert Posada to first base, and dump the overpriced and underproductive Giambino.
Agree for the most part..Like to see Yanks get Tex to play 1B..Posada will still be able to catch next year,than put him in at DH..or trade him...

“YANKS 27 Time World Champions”

Since: Feb 08

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#7 Sep 25, 2008
Phil Hughes wrote:
I want to thank Carl Pavano for taking me under his wing and showing me how you can earn millions in the major leagues without ever having to actually pitch by going from one stay on the DL to the next.
Agree..all the way..good post...
league minimum

Westbury, NY

#8 Sep 25, 2008
hughes doesn't make millions folks
Mike Lupica

Bronx, NY

#9 Sep 25, 2008
league minimum wrote:
hughes doesn't make millions folks
No one said he does. Pavano leveraged his experience into a $40M no-show contract with the Yanks, and he is mentoring Hughes on how to do likewise, DOWN THE ROAD. The point is Cash in particular and the Yanks in general are easy to snooker.
Diogenes

Monsey, NY

#10 Sep 25, 2008
If the Yankees try to acquire all the pitchers that have their number the roster would have to be greatly increased or their minor league teams would have a lot of expensive roster fillers.
That probably would be ok with the teams bottom line because they would just up the prices to overcome the payroll.
Speed

Carmel, IN

#11 Sep 25, 2008
John S Mosby wrote:
Abreu is consistent and provides protection to A-Rod in the line-up.
Look at the back of his bubble-gum card and it's an indication of what he can produce. He's got a good arm. It would be nice if he would make a better effort to patrol the outfield and showed less fear of the wall. To his credit, he does bust it down the line to leg out base hits. I hope that they sign him, convert Posada to first base, and dump the overpriced and underproductive Giambino.
I like Abreu too. He seems like a perfect fit in the three hole.

What is your prediction for the 2009 rotation? You have to address Moose and Pettitte coming off contracts and whether or not Joba stays in the pen......plus free agents.
Jim

AOL

#12 Sep 25, 2008
Paul Yanks wrote:
<quoted text>Still wish the Yanks made that Santana trade..You know he wins at least 15..and they would be going to the playoffs...
In hindsight, yes, they should have pulled the trigger on the trade. However, being honest, I didn't want it to happen when it was on the table. I thought the price was too high for the Yanks and Red Sox which to me meant they wanted to get him out of the league. I guess sometimes the best and also the worst trades are the ones you don't make!
This winter should be interesting!

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