I personally like Nova. He just stinks right now.
When CC gets activated, I'd leave Phelps in and take out Nova and see what happens. Worst case scenario is if it doesnt work, put Nova back into rotation.
Worth a shot?
you know nova is pitching really bad when you got people choosing HRughes over him... is sad because i like him a lot but he's being more volatile than phil. with cc's activation the most logic rotation is...
CCKurodaHRughesPhelpsGarcia(until andy comeback)
Nova went 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA in his first full year as a starter for the Yankees. He's just 25 years old and despite pitching awful he's still 11-7. He's a big part of their future and they aren't going to give up on him. They want him in the rotation for years to come. So, they're going to give him the opportunities to work out his problems and get it figured out as a starter right now.
Freddy is not all that great, he has his good and bad. He's not good enough that they're going to give those starts to him over Nova.
It's not like they're favoring Nova over another young pitcher looking for opportunity. Notice I said Garcia first then Nova. Phelps will still stay over Nova. They're going to need to make room for Pettitte at that point and then it will have to be Nova.
That's how it makes sense for the Yankees organization. I'm sure this is what will be done if they're put in this situation.
Sending him down is not giving up on him. It's giving him a chance to figure his issue out while we can continue to compete for the pennant. Freddy has been just fine since taking over the spot.
Such a decision would not give us the best chance to win in a tight race, and that's my problem.
So, they're going to give him the opportunities to work out his problems and get it figured out as a starter right now.
That can be done in the minors. He was sent down last year and when he came back he was lights out! My question is, Y Can't Rothchild figure out what has gone wrong with him? That's his job, isn't it? U R Rite, he is young, and perhaps a slap in the face wil;l wake him up. Whatever, something has to be done. He can't be kept sending him out and accept the loss. The race is to close.
The minor-league seasons is just about over at this point. They aren't going to demote him so that he has one start down there.
There's not that many starts for him left this year in the bigs anyway but they'll still leave him in the rotation and give him as many starts to work out his problems. When Andy comes back then they won't have much of a choice but until then he'll be in the rotation getting these last few starts in the major leagues. They wouldn't leave in Garcia to remove Nova, that would make little sense and be a bad move for the organization.
The minor league season is just about finished. Check my above post.
Freddy is not much better than Nova either way. For a few starts it won't make much difference, especially if Nova can figure something out and finish the year feeling good.
Since when is Phelps is the next best thing since sliced break. I love that the assumption is Phelps is going to be a lock down starter and Nova is now all the sudden scrapped meat.
I agree wtih you that Nova stays in, and I think he stays in even when Andy comes back. Phelps is still way too much of a question mark due to his limited experience. Nova is going through a rough patch overall in the second half although hes mixed in some good starts as well in the second half.
Nova will be there all season IMO, and may end up being the #4 starter in the playoffs.
Nova is trash this year and he does not deserve to be the number 4 starter
That's laughable when Hughes has been better than that scrub Nova this year
Nova was scouted to be:
POSSIBLY a back end rotation starter
Nothing special, he is trash. Hughes > Nova
This year he has had 12 very good starts (2 ER or less) 9 very bad starts (5 or more ER) and 4 average starts (3-4 ER).
Far from being TRASH. Far from being GREAT as well. Its somewhere in between, which is exactly what a #4/5 pitcher in the rotation is