According to Chad Jennings, Phil Hughes will be pitching out of the bullpen come playoff time.
I'm shocked...SHOCKED...I tell ya'.
I'd trust him over A.J. in the pen any day...
 Don't know. AJ usually has decent stuff for the first few innings where he strikes out the world. Then he falls apart. AJ at least can strike out people.
But Hughes seem to have trouble getting beyond strike 2. Out of the pen, I think I would distrust both Hughes and Burnett equally.
I dunno, this works for me (and frankly, my reaction was the same as mp's above).
Hughes, Soriano, Robertson and Mo is a pretty capable set of short relievers.
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Jorge Posada 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez RF
Brett Gardner LF
 Hmmm, except for Swisher who is probably nursing his hand that he bruised on the wall a couple of games ago, the Rays get the "A" team.
MLB wants Boston in the playoffs for TV ratings and press buzz. Apparently so do the Yankees.
Old-School Banter Scroll
RHP Shane Greene (5-3, 3.56)
RHP R.A. Dickey (13-12, 3.84)
7:05 p.m., YES Network
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-9, 3.81)
LHP Mark Buehrle (12-9, 3.40)
7:05 p.m. YES Network
LHP Chris Capuano (2-3, 4.55)
RHP Marcus Stroman (10-6, 3.80)
4:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (12-4, 2.51)
RHP Drew Hutchison (10-12, 4.51)
1:05 p.m., YES Network
Baseball Think Factory
MLB Trade Rumors
Lo Hud Yankees Blog
This Isn't Happiness
Everyday I Show