I had hopes for the Yankees’ ragtag bunch of candidates for the back end of the rotation. I wasn’t jumping for joy over Colon, Garcia and Mitre but I played the part of the good, loyal fan, didn’t I?
Not anymore. I don’t want Colon or Garcia on the New York Yankees. The idea of Garcia is especially unseemly, given his performance today against the Blue Jays, and Colon is beyond a reclamation project. They’re both used goods and we should have been able to do better. (Mitre seems destined for the bullpen, which is fine, and I’m excited about Nova as our #4.)
Do I sound like a spoiled Yankee fan? Tough. Opening Day is getting closer and it’s clear there will be no help on the way. With A.J. delivering a shaky few innings yesterday and Hughes looking like he’s still figuring things out, I’m….Well, I’m not amused.
On the other hand, I’m far from panicking. In fact, I’m loving the production out of Jeter, A-Rod, Cano and Granderson, in particular. And how about Mo? Amazing, right? We have a great team. We do.
But it’ll be ugly if we send out the likes of Bart and Freddy against the power bats of the AL East. I don’t even want to think about it.
So I’ll concentrate instead on this.