What an awful week. Getting hammered by the big bats on the Twins was no picnic, and then came the trip to Fenway — a nightmare I’d like to forget. Salvaging the finale last night was nice (thank you, German, Didi, Gio, Romine, et al), but to have our starters used as punching bags, particularly in early innings, was depressing and only underscored the need for GOOD STARTING PITCHING.
Stroman is off the market now, not that he was on my list, so where is Cashman on this issue? If he can’t pull off a really good trade now, before the Wednesday deadline, when can he? His team simply won’t cut it in the postseason without a solid rotation and right now ours is in tatters. My preference? Go out and get HIM.
That’s right. I want Thor. He’s young, not some washed up veteran. And he can pitch. And he clearly has experience pitching in New York.
With Sanchez, CC and LeMahieu (that one hurts most of all) suffering from various injuries, the Yankees have to dig deep and keep the Red Sox and Rays at bay down the stretch. The road only gets tougher from here on. I’m cautious but hopeful.