Saturday, March 21, 2009

Do or Die Time for Hughes?

A lot of Yankees fans have already given up on the player who was once the number one pitching prospect in baseball. Personally, I think that's a little ridiculous and I didn't think he was ready last year. Now he won't even crack the starting five. However, he's bound to get a chance later in the year. The list of players who failed in their first two years in the major leagues and went on to success is considerably shorter. If Hughes has another bad year will he ever become an anchor for the Yankees in the rotation?

4 comments:

Mike NYY said...

By bad I mean REALLY bad. I'd be happy with an ERA around 4.70 and some solid periphereals.

swedski said...

What kind of a post was that? NOBODY expected Huges to break into a rotation that costs around 55 mill. He has shown though that he can pitch. He will probably be the first call up when a starter goes down and next year he is in. So what is all this negativity

Mike NYY said...

Its more of a reflection on how he needs to come through after a really bad 2008 before fans start screaming for him to be gone and how far he's fallen.

Bronx Baseball Daily said...

I wouldn't say do or die, but if or when Hughes he needs to show real improvement.