Don't make the mistake and be mesmorized by "name recognition". Those "names" seem impressive, but unless Kuroda can move beyond the "one good game, one bad game", unless Pineda can add a couple of mph to his fastball, unless CC can truly get back to his mid-2011 form, this could be a long season---
-- and it could finally determine Girardi's near term job security. At some point guys like Warren and Mitchell should be given the chance.. and Yankee brass need need to determine why Betances and Banuelos are going backward not forward at the AAA level.
...and for Gawd's sake, get Jones out of there and bring up Wise.
It amazes me that some teams have excellent starting pitching. And the Yankees almost always have an excellent bullpen but the starting staff is usually so-so.
I was hoping that Rothschild would be the Yankee version of miracle worker Dave Duncan. I actually thought he could turn Hughes into a decent starter. Maybe he still can given time?
Guess that's why I was all for improving the staff with Pineda or Felix or Ubaldo Jimenez or Gio Gonzalez or even Johan. Cliches like one could never have too much pitching ring true.
The bright side for me so far are Soriano and Logan. And of the other players Jeets, Teixiera (who seems to be making an effort to make contact and not just swinging for the fences) and Ibanez.
Is that like, Irish baseball?
Everyone who makes an out has to down a Guinness? The Red Sox might be good at that. Maybe they should relocate to Dublin.
Meanwhile, it is, as rightly aforesaid in the thread, April. I'd actually be more concerned if they looked amazing out of the gate. Few teams carry April momentum forward til September.
WOWOWOWOWOW YOU'RE SOOOOOOOO RIGHT!
AFTER 3 STARTS KURODA IS NOOOOOOT WORTH $10 MILLION!
Good thing he gets to make like 29 more starts to earn his money, huh?
"Personally, I am on the edge of my chair already in anticipation of the Battle of the Titans this evening. Hughes vs. Schwarzak!"
LOL. Wonder how much runs the Yankees will be down by before the 3rd inning and have to play catchup yet again with this offense and its approach to hitting a baseball. HR's or bust more often than not.
Oh stop being a drama queen troll.
Nothing you've said there is true. These things do turnaround in an heartbeat. The pitching will be completely fine. The hitting will come.
There's more than a few slow starters on the team. When the Yankees are firmly at the top of the division in June, you'll be eating crow while watching your Mets lose their 10th in a row.