Over at River Ave Blues, Mike Axisa offers three options of what to do with Phil Hughes and David Huff.
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Give Huff the start and take Phil & Joba out into the woods, Hansel & Gretel style.
I'll take Option 3 please, with the pork lo mein, and an ice cold Tsingtao.
Hughes pitched well out of the bullpen once, so perhaps with the large roster it makes sense to keep him around until the end of the regular season. But continuing to start him seems to run directly contrary to the goal of keeping the mighty slim playoff hopes alive.
Hm, yeah, Option Three. Too creative for Joe, though?
Option 3 makes sense. What we cannot do is Have Hughes pitching agin the Sox.
And while somebody suggested giving Joba a trampoline,(not very nice thought, there), I have no real problem in releasing him outright. At this stage, every appearance he makes drives down his value further. It's now getting to the point where the Yanks will have to toss in some draft choices to make somebody take him.
Option 3 might be too radical for Joe. He doesn't like to mess with the rotation. Plus, I think he's probably taking a one-day-at-a-time approach at this point.
I'm guessing he'd rather try to pocket a win with CC on his normal day, than move things around for the Boston series.
I do think Option 3 is a fine idea though, as long as Hughes doesn't mind adjusting his schedule.
They can just put him on waivers. What's the problem?
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